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Uganda: 2020 Cholera

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  • Uganda: 2020 Cholera


    Cholera kills 11 in Kotido, 100 admitted
    Thursday August 20 2020
    In Summary

    Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer Ministry of Health, confirmed the outbreak Cholera in Kotido District, saying the ministry has already dispatched the drugs and a health team to put the situation under control.

    By Steven Ariong

    Cholera outbreak in Kotido District in Karamoja Sub Region, Northern Uganda has so far killed 11 people and at least 100 others are admitted at Kotido Health Centre IV, fighting for their lives.

    Mr Joseph Orisa, the Kotido District Information Officer, said the disease which broke out two weeks ago is caused by low latrine coverage in the district which stands at only 4 per cent.

    “We are in a terrible situation and to make things worse, Kotido District has no hospital, what we have is a health centre with only two medical doctors,” he said, adding that the most affected areas include; Panyangara, Rengen, Nakapelimoru, and Romrom sub counties in Western Division of Kotido Municipality...