Cholera outbreak confirmed in Kasese, over 70 admitted

More than 70 people have been admitted to Bwera Hospital in Kasese district following an outbreak of Cholera.

A cholera patient undergoing treatment in an earlier outbreak

Kasese district health Officer Yusuf Baseka confirms the outbreak and says that no deaths have so far been recorded. He says the most affected people are from Bukonzo West constituency, an area neighbours the Democratic Republic of Congo.




The outbreak of the disease caused by exposure to faecally contaminated water or food, follows a series of floods that washed away latrines into water sources in sub-counties of Nyakiyumbu, Bwera and Isango. The most affected villages include Bunyiswa, Rwehingo, Katholhu, Rusese and Kyanzi.



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