EH-20180313-62226-UGA – Epidemic Hazard – Uganda – Africa

Health officials in Butebo and Mbale Districts have announced an outbreak of Measles. The acting Butebo District Health Officer, Dr Nathan Tibako, said on Tuesday that the airborne disease had been confirmed in 44 people after laboratory tests were done in February this year. "We have embarked on massive community sensitization and immunization of mostly children from five months to five years to avoid further spread," he said. He said four new cases were registered at Galimagi community health centre, one of the centres handling patients with symptoms of measles. The most affected villages ...

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