Cholera in refugee camps in Uganda

Cholera outbreaks have been reported in Bundibugyo District in refugee camps for people who fled from the fighting between the Congolese and the Allied Democratic Forces in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 15 cases have been diagnosed, mostly in children. Any health care or aid workers travelling to or working in the affected camps can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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