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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Uganda : Measles confirmed in 14 districts

Via New Vision :

" The Ministry of Health is to reopen the measles units in all hospitals across the country following an outbreak of the disease in 14 districts.

The disease has been confirmed in Mbale, Kabarole, Luwero, Nakasongola, Bududa, Bukedea, Bushenyi, Namayingo, Moyo, Kaliro, Kampala, Namutumba,Ntungamo and Rakai.

This was contained in a statement signed by the director general of health services, Dr. Jean Ruth Acheng.

Measles is a preventable air-borne disease and affects children of between six months and 10 years and adults who were not immunised against the disease.

It presents itself through high fever, skin rash, running nose, cough and red eyes. It is also associated with pneumonia and diarrhoea."

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