The outbreak was announced by Hoima district Cholera task force during a meeting held at the Hoima deputy RDC’s office.

Fredrick Byenume the acting Hoima district Health officer says the disease was reported last week on Kikwite village in Mparo division. Four children aged between four to six years residents of Kikwite are admitted at Hoima Regional Referral hospital.

He says that the victims were infected by a carrier from Mbegu in Kaiso-Tonya, Buseruka Sub County where the disease was first reported in September this year. The carrier had come toKikwite to visit a relative.

He says an isolation ward is to be set up at Hoima regional referral hospital.
Byenume adds that September’s outbreak at the Lake Albert shores claimed six lives and over 180 people were hospitalized. In November the epidemic broke out again in Nkondo in Kabwoya sub-County and Mbegu in Buseruka killing one person and 93 were admitted.
By Vincent Senyunja.