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Dysentery Breaks Out In Rubirizi

Authorities in Rubirizi district have confirmed an out break of dysentery at Kishenyi landing site in Katunguru Sub County.
Authorities in Rubirizi district have confirmed an out break of dysentery at Kishenyi landing site in Katunguru Sub County.

According to the Rubirizi district health Officer, Dr.Blessing Michael, one person identified as Kenneth Omwanawomuntu has been hospitalized at Rugazi health centre IV.

Dr Blessing says that they have already sent a team from the district to contain the situation at the landing site. He adds that the area has got poor sanitary conditions which put the lives of people at risk.

The Kishenyi landing site LC One chairperson, Barre Joseph says that the biggest problem at the landing site is that the authorities only go there to collect taxes.

He says that the area lacks places of convenience and that some residents resort to using the neighboring bushes and the lake to ease themselves. Latrine coverage at the landing site stands at 60 percent.

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