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Uganda: 2020 Rift Valley Fever

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    Rift Valley Fever confirmed in Kabale
    Friday July 31 2020
    By Emmanuel Arineitwe

    The Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Kabale District.

    The confirmation comes after Robert Mwesigye, a boda boda rider at Voice of Kigezi stage in Kabale town, died on July 22 at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital where he was rushed after presenting signs and symptoms of the RVF.

    One of the boda boda operators at Voice of Kigezi stage, who preferred anonymity, said by the time they rushed Mwesigye to hospital, he had severe headache, sore throat, vomiting, cough and was complaining of muscle and joint pains...

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    Rare disease claims over 300 cows
    By Davis Buyondo
    Added 25th September 2020 05:56 PM

    LYANTONDE- Livestock farmers in Lyantonde district have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to combat an outbreak of a strange disease in cattle.

    Dr Ronald Bameka, the district veterinary officer, said the rare strain has killed more than 300 head of cattle.

    According to Bameka, the disease was first reported in April when several farmers lost cattle.

    The areas where it was prevalent at the time are Kaliiro village, Lyantonde town council and the sub-counties of Mpumudde, Lyakajula, Kansagama and Kinuuka.

    Bameka said the disease has similar symptoms with black quarter disease, an acute and infectious disease...