Update on Uganda Floods

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Xinhua reported on January 11 that the Kampala-Entebbe has been cut by floods since January 10. However, in the more important story, Kampala's New Vision reported on January 10 that as many as 185 people are known to have died of cholera in Uganda in an epidemic that is fast consuming much of East and Central Africa from the DRC through Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda up through Kenya and Somalia. The New Vision reported that 53 people died in Mbale.

Ministry of Health records indicated that 4,005 cases had been reported since the outbreak. New Vision reported "Health Minister Dr. Cyrispus Kiyonga said the cholera epidemic, which first hit Kampala district over one month ago, had spread to 16 districts exposing over 10 million people to the risk of infection.

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