Cholera Breaks Out Again in Hoima

Cases of a fresh Cholera outbreak at Runga landing site in Kigorobya sub-county Hoima district have reached 57, price the district Cholera task force has said.

Hoima district has been battling the epidemic since September 2015.

Six people died out of the 261 that contracted the disease in the sub-counties of Buseruka, order Kabwoya, Kyangwali and Hoima Municipality.

On December 30th, Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district health inspector said the district would be declared cholera free after two weeks without any new cases.

On Friday however, the district Cholera task force visited Runga landing site and found the situation alarming since over 50 people were all bed-ridden at a treatment centre that was set up at the landing site.

Fred Kugonza the district surveillance officer says two people have died since 5th January 2016 when the disease resurfaced.

He says in a day, five to eight new cases are recorded at the centre.

Since September 2015, 366 cholera cases have been reported in Hoima district.


The Hoima RDC Isaac Kawoya has urged patients and residents of Hoima to maintain hygiene.

The Lake Albert shoreline is prone to cholera outbreak especially during rainy seasons.

Health authorities blame this on open defecation habits at landing sites and unsafe drinking water.

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