The outbreak of the acute diarrhoeal disease has infected around 2,000 people in the past three months, killing more than fifty patients.

A mother and her child are pictured at the Matero Cholera centre in Lusaka. A cholera epidemic in Zambia has claimed 50 lives as yet.
A mother and her child are pictured at the Matero Cholera centre in Lusaka. A cholera epidemic in Zambia has claimed 50 lives as yet. (File Photo / Getty Images)

Lack of sanitation is causing a cholera crisis in Zambia where the government has taken extraordinary measures, such as banning street vendors and public gatherings, in the capital Lusaka to wipe out the disease. 

The cholera outbreak has infected around 2,000 people in the past three months and more than fifty of them are no longer alive.

And as TRTWorld's Mutuna Chanda reports, the outbreak isn't just affecting people's health.

Source: TRT World