According to Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, the ministry is still investigating stool and blood samples obtained from eight patients admitted at Naguru hospital.
He admits that the preliminary results show two of the cases were suffering from cholera pending confirmatory tests by the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL).
Eight patients were Naguru from Kabowa in Rubaga division after they presented cholera like symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting.
“We have admitted them in the isolation ward and so far, they are stable and responding to treatment.”
Naguru hospital executive director Dr Emmanuel Batibwe said
Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Symptoms may range from none, to mild, to severe. The classic symptom is large amounts of watery diarrhea that lasts a few days. Vomiting and muscle cramps may also occur.(wikipedia)