Cholera out break on lake Albert nearing end
The cholera outbreak that has ravaged the Lake Albert shore-line in Hoima and Kibaale districts for months is almost being contained.
No new cholera cases have been registered in Kibaale district for the last six days, while the neighboring Hoima district has not registered any cholera cases since 18th December.
Dr. Dan Kyamanywa, the Kibaale district health officer says since 24th December, there are no new cases registered in his district, while the last death occurred on 3rd December.
Dr. Kyamanywa commends the intervention of the National Medical Stores, the Uganda Red Cross Society and local leadership of the affected areas in fighting the epidemic.
Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district health inspector says the district will be declared cholera free after two weeks without any new cases.
Hoima district has been battling the cholera outbreak since September. Six people have died out of the 261 that contracted the disease.
In Kibaale, seven people died out of the 128 cases registered since the outbreak in November.