Congolese Defence Minister Adolphe Onusumba has confirmed a cholera outbreak among government troops in Goma, in North Kivu. The Minister specified that 10 soldiers of the fourth army brigade have died and 150 are infected. The army brigade of 3,200 men was headed in the past three days toward Ituri. Onusumba added that antibiotics and health material has been sent. There is no official data on any cases among civilians in Goma, but United Nations officials have reported at least 16 dead and 300 infected in a convoy of soldiers and their families en route from Goma to Bunia, adding that some of the sick have been left in villages along the road, increasing the risk of expanding the outbreak.