LUSAKA, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The number of people who have died following a cholera outbreak in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, has risen to 25, Zambia's health authorities said Wednesday.
Ministry of Health Head of Communications and External Relations Stanlous Ngosa said the city has recorded 50 new cases this week, bringing the total cases since the outbreak in October to 912.
However, only 75 patients were currently admitted to various treatment centers in the city, he added.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned of the further spread of the water-borne disease as the rainy season intensifies.
The health ministry has announced measures to halt the further spread of the disease such as banning the sale of ready-to-eat foodstuffs on the streets.
The disease is mainly concentrated in densely populated slums of Chipata and Kanyama, according to the ministry.