By Joseph Tindyebwa

KAGADI: One person has died of rift valley fever in Kagadi district. Lillian Ruteraho the resident district commissioner Kagadi has identified the deceased as Justus Mugisa 34, a resident of Kibuku village in Ntoroko district.

Speaking at the emergency meeting held today {Thursday} at Kagadi district headquarters, Ruteraho disclosed that the deceased has been a cattle keeper in Mabaale Sub County in Kagadi district.

She has asked residents to be vigilant and calls for maximum cooperation in order to curb the outbreak. ‘’We should be vigilant and cooperate to curb the outbreak,’’ Rutereho asked.

Balisa Paul the Assistant District Health Officer says Mugisa died after being admitted with signs of Hymnologic fever, but samples from Uganda Virus Research Institute indicated that he died of Rift valley fever. ‘’The deceased was admitted with signs of hymnologic fever, but samples released from  Uganda Virus Research Institute tested positive for rift valley fever,’’ Balisa said.

Meanwhile Dr Fred Sewankambo from World Health Organization has tasked the Kagadi District Health Officer to sensitize Health workers to be careful especially when attending to Patients with unknown diseases which he says risks their lives.


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