Over 10 Hospitalized As Cholera Strikes

At least 10 people have been hospitalized following a Cholera outbreak in the eastern Ugandan district of Busia, a relief organization said on Thursday, the East Africa News reported. 

Fred Ouma, the Uganda Red Cross Society branch manager for Busia said ten patients have been admitted at an isolation centre.

“They came from different villages in the municipality and we have admitted them to an isolated unit we created today,” he said.

Cholera last broke out in Uganda in September last year, where two people were killed in the capital, Kampala.

According to the health ministry, cholera is a serious acute infectious disease characterized by watery diarrhoea and vomiting.