ZANIS reports that Shiwang’andu District Medical Officer Webster Kambinga has confirmed the development in an interview today.
Dr. Kambinga said that the two infected people are from the same family
and that both have since received treatment after they tested positive to typhoid.
Dr Kambinga further said that three more people of another named village have
shown typhoid symptoms and samples have been taken to Chinsali
District Community Hospital for testing and results are still being awaited.
He noted that his office has embarked on preventive measures
to stop the widespread of typhoid in the district.
He added that 120 water points in the area had been treated as a preventive measure against the further spreading of typhoid while his office has also embarked on health
education in schools, markets and the community.
Dr. Kambinga has meanwhile encouraged people in the area to maintain hygiene in
their homes by keeping their surroundings clean, chlorinating or
boiling drinking water.
Dr. Kambinga said that no one is expected to die of typhoid in the
district as measures have been put in place to control the spread of the disease.