OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID IN KANYAMA

Lusaka City Council Public Health Department has intensified inspections in schools and eating places in Kanyama compound following the outbreak of typhoid last week.So far about 30 Schools both government and privatehave been closed due to insanitary conditions in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20 of the Public Health Act Cap 295 of the laws of Zambia. Among other schools closed include; Blue Bird School, Grace Community School, World Wide Community School, Bhungu Education Centre, Good Shepherd Community School, Titandize Community School, Membe Community School, Glory to Glory Community School, Gift Tech School, Silver Sand School, Sante Education Centre, Parles School, Ben Ten Day Care School, Remegel Academy, Faith Foundation Community School and Arise and Shine Day Care. Meanwhile three schools in the same area have been warned namely Legacy Academy, Malpher Education Centre and True Gospel community Schools.

In view of the development Lusaka City Council would like to urge members of the general public, schools and eating outlets especially in the affected area to take preventive measures by ensuring that they maintaina good hygiene and sanitation standards in order to avoid further outbreaks of the diseases.