Kabwe District Medical officer Abel Kabalo has revealed that over 72 typhoid cases have so far been recorded in Kabwe.
Dr Kabalo who spoke in an interview with journalists in Kabwe, described the conditions of the suspected typhoid patients as stable and that the situation is contained.
He said most of the patients are being treated as outpatients at Kabwe Mine hospital and Ngungu health centre, and that no death has since been recorded from the time the first case was recorded on 1st April, 2012.
He said indications show that the outbreak is caused by the contaminated shallow waters and the toilets that have filled up.
He further said 6,000 boxes of chlorine have been distributed to the affected communities since December 2011.
And the District Commissioner, Patrick Chishala confirmed receiving a report on the outbreak of typhoid which has mostly affected the two townships of Chimanimani and Ngungu.
Mr Chishala says his office is working hand in hand with the district health office and the disaster management and mitigation unit (DMMU) to try to come up with lasting preventable measures to the problem.He appealed to Kabwe residents not to panic but adhere to the preventive advice from the medical experts, such as boiling drinking water and heating the food they eat, among other measures.