Following a Cholera outbreak in Bududa district, the Ministry of Health has decided to vaccinate people in the affected area against the disease. The Ministry plans to vaccinate 50,000 people.
So far, 51 cases have been registered. 48 of these have been discharged while 262 people who came into contact with the patients have been listed for follow up.
The vaccination will target 22 villages which include Busiliwa, Bushiyi, Bumwalukani, Saskusaku, Bumwalye, Bumasata, Bunambatsu, Bushunya, Bumusenyi, Banamanda, Buwashi, Bunandutu, Bunatsmya, Bulobi, Maaba, Shihulusi, Bumakhwa, Bumusi, Bubukasha, Bukibokolo, Bumatanda and Bunaporo.
The vaccination will be carried out using the oral Cholera Vaccine from August to September. The vaccine offers protection against Cholera for five years. The Ministry is now training health workers who will implement the vaccination exercise.