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On 21 January 2023, a male aged 22 from Kamtsekelo village, Zambia presented to Chikoma Health Centre (HC) with Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and dehydration. On the same day, a 30-year-old female, presented to Chikoma Zonal Rural Health Centre with similar signs and symptoms to the index case.


The female case had just returned to Vubwi from Mozambique (Mozambique has been battling a cholera outbreak since September 2022. To date, a cumulative total of 1,934 suspected cases and 18 deaths (CFR 0.9%) have been reported in nine districts from five of the country’s 11 provinces) to take care of her sick mother.

An outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health on January 26.

The epidemic count of 21 cases registered from 21st to 30 January 2023 in the Vubwi district. On 27 January, there were 13 suspected cases, 6 confirmed, 12 admitted, 7 discharged, and one death.

Zambia is a landlocked country bordered by five cholera-endemic countries in the Cholera belt in Africa. Malawi and Mozambique to the east, DRC and Tanzania to the north, and Zimbabwe to the south. All experiencing regular cholera outbreaks and some with an ongoing cholera outbreak.

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