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An outbreak of cholera was officially confirmed on 25 July 2023 in Sigulu Island, Namayingo District, Eastern Uganda. Out of four suspected cases reported from the area, three were confirmed by culture for Vibrio cholerae infection.


No deaths were reported.

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Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera is spread through contaminated food or water.

It usually takes 2-3 days for symptoms to appear after ingesting cholera bacteria, ranging from a few hours to 5 days.

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Cholera can cause large amounts of watery diarrhea (described as a rice-water stool), nausea, and vomiting. Rapid loss of body fluids can lead to dehydration, shock, and even death.