BY- ENID NINSIIMA.

Cholera, measles outbreak hit Kasese
Kasese District health officials are struggling to control an outbreak of cholera and measles.

Kasese. Kasese District health officials are struggling to control an outbreak of cholera and measles in parts of the district.

One person has been confirmed dead and nine others are admitted to health units after a cholera outbreak in Bwera and Kistwamba sub-counties.
The acting district health officer, Dr Yusufu Baseke, told Daily Monitor last Friday that seven people were admitted to Kinyabwamba Health Centre III in Kistwamba Sub-county and two are admitted to Bwera hospital.

β€œThe struggle to fight cholera is now hard. We lost one person at Bwera last month and now it has spread to other parts of the district,” Dr Baseke said.
He said the disease most likely originated from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak was reported in March.
Bwera Hospital also acts as a referral for Congolese nationals in Ituri region, eastern DR Congo.

Meanwhile, more than 150 children are suffering from measles. Dr Baseke, while speaking to residents of Kistwamba Sub-county, attributed the measles outbreak to parents who shun immunisation campaigns in the country.

BACKGROUND
In 2012, Bukonzo West constituency suffered a severe cholera outbreak, which claimed the lives of 10 people and affected dozens others. The most affected were Karambi, Bwera and Nyakiyumbu sub-counties. It took the efforts of the district health office and their DRC counterparts to contain the situation.- Monitor

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