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  • Uganda: Girl Dies in Nakaseke After Showing Crimean Congo Fever Signs - MOH: no CCHF in Uganda

    Source: https://ugandaradionetwork.com/story...go-fever-signs

    Girl Dies in Nakaseke After Showing Crimean Congo Fever Signs
    12 Jan 2018, 13:35
    Health workers under protective gears disinfecting the dead body before they transferred to Nakaseke Hospital Mortuary.
    Brian Luwaga


    In short
    Bridget Nalunkuuma, the deceased came from Kagugo village in Luweero district and went to Buswagiro village in Butalangu town council in Nakaseke on December 23rd to celebrate Christmas with her auntie identified as Harriet Nassimbwa. However, on Thursday Nalunkuuma developed severe fever, headache coughed and vomited blood among other signs before she died less than an hour later...

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    SATURDAY JANUARY 13 2018

    Shock as 9-year-old dies of strange disease in Nakaseke


    By DAN WANDERA
    NAKASEKE.

    Fresh fears of an attack by a strange disease with signs similar to the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever are fast spreading in Nakaseke District after a 9-year old girl collapsed and died at Butalangu village just about 1km from the District headquarters on Thursday evening.

    A rapid response health team from Nakaseke Hospital was later dispatched at the scene with full body protective gear and a body bag to collect the body at Butalangu village. The Health teams disinfected the home and promised to get back to the family members regarding the burial arrangements.
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    Nakaseke District Health Officer Dr Badru Ssesimba confirmed to Journalists that blood samples from the deceased body had been handed over to the Uganda Virus Research Institute but refused to give details on what happened.
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    Last week, the Ministry of Health denied claims by Nakaseke District officials that the deadly Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever had broken out in Nakaseke. The PS, MOH Dr Diana Atwine said the claims made the politicians in Nakaseke were baseless because the officials have no mandate to announce an outbreak of an epidemic. She clarified that the UVRI had not issued any positive results for the CCHF.

    The Permanent Secretary MOH Dr Diana Atwine in a telephone interview with the Daily Monitor on Friday confirmed that fluid and blood samples from the body of a child who died in Nakaseke on Thursday were taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute to verify and report back on the case.
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    http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/Nation...dhz/index.html
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._136897128.htm


      Uganda confirms Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak in central region
      Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-15 17:35:21|Editor: Liangyu

      KAMPALA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Uganda's health ministry on Monday confirmed an outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the central district of Nakaseke.

      Sarah Opendi, state minister for health, told Xinhua that the laboratory results of the samples taken from a 9-year-old suspected case who has been under isolation at Kiwoko Hospital, Nakaseke tested positive of the fever.

      She said a National Rapid Response team from the Ministry of Health and that of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has been dispatched to Nakaseke and Luweero districts to handle the outbreak...

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        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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