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Seven Cholera Patients At Naguru

Government has confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the capital Kampala.

The Ministry of Health has said in a press release that seven cases are currently receiving treatment at Naguru hospital.

Dr Henry Mwebesa, the acting director general health services in the Ministry of Health, said three patients are from Mpigi district while the other four are from Karelwe, a Kampala slum.

Mwebesa said: “We have seven patients since Friday. We have not received any other cholera case. We have also not yet registered any death and all the patients are responding well to treatment. The medicines were supplied by the National Medical Stores. People should wash hands before eating and also every after visiting the toilet. Drink boiled water and also eat well cooked food.”

He said the three patients from Mpigi are from one family and the other four are from two different families in Karelwe.

 

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