One dead as Crimean Congo Fever hits Uganda

Ugandan officials have confirmed the death of one person following an outbreak of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the country’s Lyantonde District. 49 others currently are isolated according to health officials as efforts continue to contain the spread of the disease. The Lyantonde District Health Officer, Dr Moses Nkanika, revealed that the person who died was a 42 year old businessman dealing in cattle. Vincent Bayinda succumbed to the deadly disease on Wednesday, Daily Monitor reported. 49 residents who got in close contact with the deceased are those currently isolated to…

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