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Cholera breaks out in eastern Uganda, 10 hospitalized

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 17, 2020
At least 10 people have been hospitalized following a Cholera outbreak in the eastern Ugandan district of Busia, a relief organization said yesterday.
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Fred Ouma, the Uganda Red Cross Society branch manager for Busia, told Xinhua by telephone that the 10 have been admitted at an isolation center.

"They came from different villages in the municipality and we have admitted them to an isolated unit we created today," he said.

Cholera last broke out in Uganda in September last year, where two people were killed in the capital, Kampala.

According to the health ministry, cholera is a serious acute infectious disease characterized by watery diarrhea and vomiting.