The ministry of health has this evening confirmed a cholera outbreak in some parts of Kampala, revealing that an Isolation ward has been setup in Naguru.
It was further revealed that cases of Cholera have been mostly detected in Rubaga and Makindye.
The ministry encouraged masses to take caution through minding their sanitation.
Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae.
The disease is most common in places with poor sanitation, crowding, war, and famine.
Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, is usually found in food or water contaminated by feaces.
Symptoms of cholera can begin as soon as a few hours or as long as five days after infection. Often, symptoms are mild. But sometimes they are very serious. About one in 20 people infected have severe watery diarrhea accompanied by vomiting, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Although many infected people may have minimal or no symptoms, they can still contribute to spread of the infection.