Moroto cholera infections hit 260 as residents continue defecating in open places

The number of cholera patients in Moroto district has reached to 260 who are currently admitted creating serious panic in the district.

Authorities say this is due to low latrine coverage in the district.

The disease which broke out early this month has covered 25 villages and eight parishes and has so far claimed five.

The district officials have blamed the outbreak of the disease to poor attitude by the locals towards use of pit latrine.

Dr. Charles Omundu, the district health director said they are continuing registering cases on daily basis with the municipality being hit hard.

He said the situation has been made worse with low latrine coverage adding that many people prefer defecating in the open places.

“The worse thing is that we don’t have enough medical personnel to attend the growing number of patients in Loputuk health centre III where the district has put isolation comp for treatment,” he said.

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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