Cholera in Zambia
Although much is known about the mechanisms behind the spread of cholera , this has not led to a full understanding of what makes cholera outbreaks happen in some places and not others. Lack of treatment of human feces and lack of treatment of drinking water greatly facilitate its spread. Lack of treatment of human feces and lack of treatment of drinking water greatly facilitate its spread. Bodies of water have been found to serve as a reservoir , and food sold that was on a long distance and isnt well cared for can spread the disease.
The 2009 spread of cholera came from neighbouring Zimbabwe with one death recorded in Kafue District in 9 December 2008 and by 2009, cases increased, with 4,354 cases and 55 deaths reported by 10 February 2009.
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