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People living on Lake Edward shores face anthrax threat, three dead

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people suspected to have contracted anthrax in Rubirizi district have died, triggering panic among residents on four landing sites on Lake Edward. The deceased have been identified as Wilson Nuwagaba, John Patrick Kagwa and Allen Twongyeirwe, all residents of Kisenyi in Katuguru Sub …

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Two arrested in Kasese with meat infected with anthrax

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Katwe Kabatooro Town Council, in Kasese district, is holding two men who were found in possession of contaminated meat. The head of the Veterinary Department at the district Geoffrey Kalule says that the meat tested positive for anthrax which poses a threat to …

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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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