More cholera in Uganda

Cholera infections and deaths are being reported from multiple districts, including:

  • Bulambuli - four suspected cases.
  • Busia
  • Mbale - 150 cases and 8 deaths; at least 16 sub counties are affected.
  • Sironko - 80 cases with 7 people dead in last two weeks; 6 sub-counties affected.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place nationwide, but the risk may be high in these areas that are reporting outbreaks. Travellers to any area where cholera has been reported can reduce the risk of exposure to this infection 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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