Deadly Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever ‘breaks out’ in Nakaseke district

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One person with symptoms of deadly Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever is under isolation at Kiwoko Hospital in Nakaseke District.
Documents obtained from Kiwoko Hospital indicate the young boy was first admitted at Bamugo-lodde Health Centre on December 18, 2017 before being transferred to Kiwoko Hospital. The blood sample results which confirmed CCHF positive were received on December 23rd, -according to documents displayed by the District Chairperson.

Nakaseke District LC5 Chairperson Mr Ignatius Kiwanuka Koomu the District Headquarters says government has deliberately kept the people of Nakaseke ignorant on health related matters, including the Crimean Congo Hemorrhag-ic Fever reportedly claimed 8 lives in the same district.

“We are frustrated that government has not come out with an official position on the CCHF dis-ease including extending support to sensitize the public. For the second time in 4 months we have the disease with the latest involving a 9 year old now under isolation at Kiwoko Hospital after results from the Uganda Virus Research Institute confirmed him positive,” Koomu told Journalists.

However State Minister for Health Ms Sarah Opendi said government is not aware of any outbreak for CCHF disease in Nakaseke. The Ministry of Health is expected to issue a statement regarding the reported case of CCHF disease in the district.

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