Health & Fitness

Yellow fever kills 10


Three more people have died of yellow fever in Bukakata sub-county in Masaka District barely a week after the fever outbreak was confirmed in the district by government.

Early this week, the ministry of health confirmed the outbreak of yellow fever in Masaka district after it killed seven people.

This therefore brings to 10, the total number of deaths registered so far in six weeks.

Dr Stuart Musisi, the district’s Health Officer, told the press that another suspected patient was also picked  up  from Nyendo, a suburb in Masaka.

The outbreak was first reported in   two parishes of Kasaka and Mazinga in Buwunga Sub –county where it claimed seven people.

Dr Musisi  said the Ministry of Health has since dispatched surveillance teams that include; rapid response personnel and  health educators from the Center for Diseases Control and World Health Organisation to join the local experts  to contain the scourge.

According to Dr Musisi, yellow fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes that often bite people during day ,who encroach on their habitats ,specifically in the jungles to carry out human activities like  cultivation, charcoal burning, hunting among others.



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