strange disease case reported in Kibaale district

By Lilian Namagembe.

Another strange disease has been reported in the Western district of Kibaale with symptoms similar to those of the first strange cases that were detected in Mubende district  in central region about  70 kilometers away.

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the ministry of health’s senior public relations officer has confirmed that a five year old girl presented with symptoms of vomiting and the headache before her blood samples were taken to Uganda Virus Research institute for further diagnosis.

Ainebyoon says the samples are being tested for suspected haemorrhagic fevers of Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Crimean Congo fever and yellow fever viruses

The incident comes hardly a week after the ministry of Health reported 16 cases of a strange disease in Mubende district with 8 deaths recorded in the villages of Kalenzi , Kayembe, Sunga and Kasambya.

He says the girl has been transferred to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital where an isolation unit was created to handle the similar cases.