Cholera has broken out in Mazabuka and Monze Districts in Southern Province, with over 40 cases confirmed cases and 2 deaths. The outbreak started in five fishing camps on islands in Kafue River, and the disease is suspected to have been brought in by fish traders from Lusaka. Cholera broke out in Lusaka Province in February 2016, so far clocking about 900 cases and 15 deaths. The outbreak in the capital is yet to be brought under control, although the number of new cases recorded every week has reduced dramatically.