Tag archive for ‘Uganda’
By Robert On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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Uganda hepatitis E outbreak sickens 344 in Karamoja, 13 dead

An outbreak of hepatitis E confirmed on New Year’s eve in the Karamoja region of Uganda has to date resulted in 344 people sickened and 13 fatalities, according to a report from the Ugandan news source, The More...

By Robert On Friday, August 16th, 2013
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Uganda: Three deaths of suspected Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever being investigated

A spokesman for the Ugandan Health Ministry said Friday they are investigating the deaths of three people that are suspected of having Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), according to a Reuters report today. In More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Uganda Virus Research institute can now test for Ebola, Marburg

Photo/CDC The Commissioner Clinical Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jacinto Amandua said that Uganda will no longer have to ship samples abroad for testing for serious viral diseases like Ebola and Marburg, More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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Uganda Health Ministry: Luweero Ebola outbreak declared over

Ebola virus Image/CDC As was reported last week, the Uganda Ministry of Health declared the Ebola outbreak that began in Luweero district in mid-November over, according to a AllAfrica report this week. The declaration More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Uganda: Three dead in new Ebola outbreak

Ebola virus Image/CDC The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Luweero district in Central Uganda, according to a WHO More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

One out of every six people in Karamoja, Uganda has trachoma: health officials

Trachoma Carter Center Video Screen Shot A severe outbreak of trachoma has been reported in Karamoja with at least 50,000 people in dire need of urgent eye surgery to prevent blindness, according to a New Vision More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is coming to an end: WHO

There has not been a new confirmed case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Uganda’s Kibaale district since the beginning of August, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to say the outbreak is nearing it’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Uganda mudslides kill 18, injure several, over 100 still missing

The death toll from a landslide that buried three villages in eastern Uganda stood at 18 Tuesday, and rescue officials fear the figure will rise. Another nine were injured and countless more may be missing, the More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The second hemorrhagic fever vaccine success story in less than a month: this time it’s Marburg

As I reported on May 24, 2010, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in conjunction with other agencies came up with a vaccine which produced immunity in monkeys against the Ebola More...



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