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    A very important observation by the moderator. Typhoid is possible, but there might likely be some deaths. Keep in mind also that the original story is basically an eyewitness report by a single person who is neither a journalist nor a medical practitioner, so the report need not be accurate. I'm not ruling out H1N1 here either.

    http://www.promedmail.org/pls/otn/f?..._ID:1000,82297

    Archive Number 20100417.1244
    Published Date 17-APR-2010
    Subject PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed disease - Uganda: (MR) RFI

    UNDIAGNOSED DISEASE - UGANDA: (MBARARA) REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
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    Date: Tue 13 Apr 2010
    Source: The New Vision (Uganda) [edited]
    <http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/21/716089>


    There is an outbreak of a mysterious disease similar to malaria in
    Rwampara [Mbarara district], particularly in Bushwere parish. On
    Sunday [11 Apr 2010], my uncle rang me up and told me that most of
    his family members were down with a mysterious disease. He also told
    me that almost every home in Kisirira village was suffering from the
    disease.

    [Byline: Jonan Natamba]

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    [It should not be a problem to diagnose malaria in Uganda. The fact
    that an entire village was infected simultaneously suggests that it
    is not malaria, but more likely an infection transmitted through food
    or water. In a malaria endemic area adults would have clinical
    immunity and clinical malaria cases would dominate in young infants
    and children. ProMED-mail will be interested in further information
    .
    - Mod.EP]

    [Mbarara district is located in Western Uganda and can be seen on the map at
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Uganda>.
    The HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Uganda is available at
    <http://healthmap.org/r/01cT>. - Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]

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    Published Date
    2010-04-16 14:49:07
    Subject
    PRO/EAFR> Undiagnosed illness - Uganda: (Mbarara),
    Archive Number
    20100416.206803
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    UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS - UGANDA: (MBARARA), MALARIA SUSPECTED REQUEST FOR ILLNESS
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    Date: Tue 13 Apr 2010
    From: The New Vision (Uganda) [edited]
    http://www.newvision.co.ug/PA/8/21/716089


    There is an outbreak of a mysterious disease similar to malaria in
    Rwampara, particularly in Bushwere parish. On Sunday [11 Apr 2010],
    my uncle rang me up and told me that most of his family members were
    down with a mysterious disease. He also told me that almost every
    home in Kisirira village was suffering from the disease.

    Considering the transport cost has risen from sh 5000 to sh 7000 [USD
    2.5-3.5] from Mbarara to Bushwere, some people who cannot afford the
    fare are likely to die! Fortunately, he said nobody has yet died.

    [Byline: Jonan Natamba]

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    Communicated by:
    ProMED-EAFR


    [This report indicates a malaria-like strange illness in Rwampara,
    Mbarara district, Uganda. While the newswire mentions the disease "is
    like malaria", the actual clinical picture is not described so it is
    difficult to speculate what the etiology might be outside of the
    community suspected malaria. ProMED-EAFR will appreciate additional
    epidemiological and laboratory information
    .


    Mbarara district is located in Western Uganda and can be seen on the
    map at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Uganda. The
    HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Uganda is available at
    http://healthmap.org/r/01cT. - Mod.JFW]

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    Uganda: "Mysterious" disease in Rwampara

    Not sure what to make of this. There are many illnesses in Uganda that could be "similar to malaria", including malaria itself. The description below seems to indicate that many people took ill at once.

    http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/21/716089#

    There is a mysterious disease in Rwampara
    Tuesday, 13th April, 2010 E-mail article Print article

    EDITOR—There is an outbreak of a mysterious disease similar to malaria in Rwampara, particularly in Bushwere parish. On Sunday, my uncle rang me up and told me that most of his family members were down with a mysterious disease. He also told me that almost every home in Kisirira village was suffering from the disease.

    Considering the transport cost has risen from sh5,000 to sh7,000 from Mbarara to Bushwere, some people who cannot afford the fare are likely to die! Fortunately, he said nobody has yet died. We need urgent help.
    Jonan Natamba
    jonanatamba@gmail.com
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