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    By Charles Kizindo Lule

    Twenty patients in Bussi and Butembe islands on Lake Victoria are being monitored by health specialists after presenting symptoms of the deadly bird flu.

    The ministry of health has picked samples from them and taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for further investigations.

    Bird flu was confirmed in Uganda this week following a mass death of birds at Lutembe beach in Entebbe, and ducks in Masaka.


    thanks to Crof
    By Charles Kizindo Lule Twenty patients in Bussi and Butembe islands on Lake Victoria are being monitored by health specialists after presenting symptoms of the deadly bird flu.  The ministry of health has picked samples from them and taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for further investigations. Bird flu was confirmed in Uganda …
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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    Swine flu outbreak confirmed

    Added 17th January 2017 01:35 PM
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    • #3
      Ministry of health says 20 people suspected of having bird flu are under surveillance


      Officials at the ministry of health say their blood samples have been taken for tests to ascertain whether they have contracted the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu.

      The ministry of the health says at least 20 people at Lutembe bay in Entebbe and Busi island in Wakiso district have been put under surveillance after being suspected of contracting avian Influenza, commonly known as bird flu.

      Officials at the ministry of health say their blood samples have been taken for tests to ascertain whether they have contracted the H5N1 virus.
      Officials at the ministry of health say their blood samples have been taken for tests to ascertain whether they have contracted the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu.
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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      • #4
        Bird Flu under Control – Ministry of Health

        Posted by Uganda Today on Jan 21, 2017 i


        Contrary to social media reports, the Ministry of Health confirms that no one has tested positive for the Avian flu popularly referred to as bird flu since the outbreak. Ministry of Health Publicist Vivian Sserwanja says the situation is under control especially in the three districts of Kalangala, Masaka and Wakiso where birds tested positive.
        Contrary to social media reports, the Ministry of Health confirms that no one has tested positive for the Avian flu popularly referred to as bird flu since the
        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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        • #5
          Source: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_visio...ird-flu-mbonye


          Ugandans free from bird flu - Gov't
          By Gerald Tenywa
          Added 23rd January 2017 09:34 AM

          Uganda does not have any human victims or suspects of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, according to Dr Anthony Mbonye, the director of health service (clinical and community health) at the health ministry.

          “We do not have any human cases of bird flu,” Mbonye told New Vision and described the 20 suspected cases among the fi shermen at Lutembe landing site and on Bussi Island in Wakiso as a false alarm.

          “We sent a team to Lutembe and Bussi and discovered that what was being referred to as suspected cases were alarmist.”...

          ...The Government responded by testing samples from the dead birds and water in parts of Lutembe Bay...

          ...contrary to reports from Mbonye that the wild birds at Lutembe had stopped dying, Katende said they continue to die...

          ...Background

          The Government last week confirmed the outbreak of bird flu on some parts of Lake Victoria shores.

          The cases of death of wild birds, the white-winged black terns at Lutembe Bay that had persisted for about two weeks, were first reported to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries on January 2.

          On January 13, another report came from Masaka where domestic ducks and chicken had died at Kachanga village in Bukibanga parish and Bukakata sub-county.

          The carcasses were delivered to the National Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Entebbe. It was later confirmed that the deaths were due to bird flu...



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