Uganda: Cholera Outbreak
A cholera outbreak has been declared in Mbale after the district registered 12 suspected cases. The cholera victims are from slum areas of Mbale town including: Namatala, Kiteso, Malukhu and Namanyoyi, which exhibit poor hygiene and sanitation.
Mbale now join the districts of Tororo, Hoima, Kibaale, and Kampala that have confirmed cases of the deadly cholera disease. The outbreak come at a time when the country is experiencing heavy rains that have led to flooding.