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Yellow fever death toll rises

Adapted from The Vision
By Anne Mugisa

THE yellow fever death toll in Northern Uganda has risen to 48, the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Nathan Kenya Mugisha, has said.

The number of people infected by the disease has also escalated to 190, though the epidemic is still confined to the 10 districts of Northern Uganda, according to Mugisha.

The affected districts are Abim, Agago, Lamwo, Pader, Kitgum, Gulu, Arua, Kaabong, Kotido and Lira.

The ministry has instituted public awareness campaigns against the disease as they await the arrival of vaccines. They plan to vaccinate 2.5 million people.

The ministry has also deployed technical staff to monitor the disease.

Yelow Fever is spread to humans by the saliva of mosquitoes as they bite infected and then uninfected people

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One Response to "Yellow fever death toll rises"

  1. Christian says:

    I really hope the ministry of public health and sanitation is looking out for those border areas. anybody with information about what our goverment is doing incase?

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