By Masereka Bernard
An outbreak of the deadly cholera disease in Bundibugyo district has killed four people leaving over 150 others hospitalized.
The epidemic spread to the district from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The four persons died before being taken to hospitals for medication according to Isaac Bisunga – the district disease surveillance officer.
Bisunga says the epidemic broke out last month but only to realize it was cholera last week. The most affected areas include Bundibugyo town council, Nyahuka town council, Kasithu sub-county, Bukukwanga sub-county, Kisuba sub-county and Bubandi sub-county.
Isolation centers have been established at Bundibugyo hospital and Nyahuka health center IV according to the disease surveillance officer.
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Cholera kills four