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All 11 admitted cholera patients in Kampala discharged

The eleven cholera patients recently admitted at Naguru and Mulago isolation wards have all been discharged after positively responding to treatment. 

Last week, the ministry of Health announced an outbreak  a cholera in Kampala city and Wakiso district. This was after seven people in Kawempe exhibited symptoms of the disease. The seven were taken to Naguru hospital.

Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by a bacterium vibrio cholera and if not treated can lead to death. The most common symptoms are watery diarrhoea, vomiting and muscle cramps.

Vivian Serwanjja, public relations officer, ministry of Health, says that all the 11 patients have now been discharged from hospital. 

"Since Friday, we received a total of 16 people were suspected to be suffering from cholera. 11 people were confirmed to have cholera and all of them have been discharged from both Naguru and Mulago."

The last five cases were discharged on Thursday evening from Naguru after receiving treatment. The patients were from Mpigi and Kawempe. However Serwanjja says they are still monitoring cholera prone areas in Kampala in case of any outbreaks.

Dr Emmanuel Batiibwe, executive director Naguru hospital told URN that the hospital is relieved that the congestion on the isolation ward is no more.

"We had twelve patients being treated for cholera and some of them even had to sleep down. So we are happy that the last five are being discharged today."

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0 #1 kabayekka 2018-05-12 20:18
One cannot see how the Cuban medical technicians would have done any better than the Ugandan medical staff in such a very bad public health outbreak.

Indeed public health is all about prevention than cure. From what one can see Kampala awash with stagnant rain water in the slams of the city.
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