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Uganda : 32 UGANDA DISTRICTS likely to suffer from Cholera, Bilharzia and Typhoid.

The Ministry of Health has warned that diseases like cholera, bilharzia and typhoid are expected to spread in at least 32 districts during the El Nino season between now and February 2016.

The disease is likely to make people suffer in the mountainous Rwenzori sub-region in the west, Elgon sub-region in the east and several low lying districts susceptible to flooding.

"Currently, more than 100,000 people (12,500 households) are at a risk of landslides in the Mt Elgon and Rwenzori sub-regions, and up to 20,000 of them are likely to be displaced between November 2015 and February 2016.

The incidence of infectious and non-communicable diseases such as malaria, cholera, asthma, typhoid, bilharzia, dysentery and acute respiratory infections will be high," said Dr Asuman Lukwago, the permanent secretary for the Health ministry, in a statement.

The heavy rain is intended to cause flooding, landslides, storms, destroy crops and feeder roads, wash away small-bridges, culverts and blow off roofs, health facilities and flood pit-latrines.

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