MOROTO – The health officials in Moroto district in Karamoja sub region seem to work restlessly a new disease suspected to be cholera broke out amid coronavirus pandemic.
The disease was brought to the attention of the district health officials after three people in Loputuk village in Nadunget sub county in Moroto district presented signs.
Mr. Charles Omudu, the acting district health officer was not readily available to comment, however, the Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Micheal Komaketch confirmed the threat.
“Yes we received information in the morning 7th of May from the village health team in Loputuk after some patients presenting signs of cholera but our team of health experts have taken the blood samples sending to Entebbe laboratory test to confirm whether its cholera,” he said.
Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water. A person suffering from it feels restlessness or irritability with acute renal failure, severe electrolyte imbalances and coma. If untreated, severe dehydration.
The outbreak of water born disease puts Moroto district at risk given its low latrine coverage which stands at about 10%.