KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health is currently supporting the districts of Kayunga and Namayingo to respond to cases of Cholera. So far, 3 samples from Kayunga and three from Namayingo have tested positive, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health Spokesperson has revealed.
He says that on July 15, 2023, Namayingo District Health Office received an alert of a suspected cholera case of 2-year-old and 9-month-old at Bugana HC III, resident of Secho Village, Sigulu Subcounty, Bumalenge Parish.
“Patients presented with profuse watery diarrhea (multiple episode), vomiting and stomachache.
On the 17th, two suspected cholera cases including a female caretaker aged 36 with a 5-day travel history to Dumbe Market in Kenya and a 4-year-old child from the same household as the index case were admitted with similar signs and symptoms.
“They also presented with profuse watery diarrhea (multiple episode), vomiting &
Stomachache,” noted Ainebyoona.
He said that a total of four samples have since been collected and sent to Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) for testing and ten patients from a total of four have since been admitted and discharged.
“On 24th July 2023, results from CPHL confirmed isolation of Vibrio cholerea 01 ogawa in three of the four (3/4) collected samples and the DHOs notified.”