New cholera outbreak reported in Nebbi, Uganda

A new outbreak of cholera in the Panyimur sub-county, Nebbi district, has killed 4 people and infected 39 others. Since March of last year, there have been 54 deaths and more than 1,900 cases reported in this district. Local health care facilities have run out of treatments for this infection. Travellers to this area can reduce the risk of exposure to cholera by strictly observing all food and water precautions. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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