Mubende On High Alert as Strange Disease Kills 5

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Health authorities in Mubende District remain on high alert as a dreaded strange disease claiming lives of people in the area has tested negative to the anticipated Hemorrhagic Fever according to the results released by the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

Health authorities in Mubende District are on a high alert following the outbreak of a strange disease which has claimed the lives of five people.

The disease with symptoms such as high fever, the victim to vomiting and passing out blood was first reported last week at Kalezi Village in Kibalinga Sub County.

Dr Bosco Ssendikadiwa, the Assistant Mubende District Health Officer, says that fifth person died on Tuesday morning.  

He says that medical workers suspected it was haemorrhagic fever.

Ssendikadiwa, however, says that the results sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI tested negative to haemorrhagic fever.

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According to Angle Namukasa, a resident of Kalezi, the first victim, Bernard Twemwesigye, vomited blood and died on his way to hospital. She, however, says that no post-mortem was carried out to establish the cause. 

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The district surveillance team has been sent to monitor and establish the cause of the disease.

An isolation centre has also been set up at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.