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Tanzania confirms outbreak of Marburg virus disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tanzania on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of Marburg virus disease. Preliminary tests carried out following the deaths of at least five people in Kagera and Bukoba turned out positive on some of the samples for viral hemorrhagic fever. Tanzanian health authorities sent samples to the …

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Foot and Mouth disease outbreak reported in Kazo district

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Veterinary officials in Kazo district have confirmed the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD. Dr. Pacsmario Juderia the Buremba Town Council veterinary officer said that the disease was registered at a farm in Bwatama village, Buremba Town Council. He said they have put the town …

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A new invasive malaria mosquito has been found

What this means for control of the disease Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kenya Medical Research Institute recently detected an invasive mosquito species in Laisamis and Saku subcounties of Marsabit county in Kenya’s northern region. This mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, is native to South Asia and the Middle East. It …

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No blinking in fight against trachoma

After delivering a billion doses to fight the bacterial disease, Pfizer offers 3 lessons Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Imagine an infection that causes your eyelids to turn inward, so that your lashes intended to protect your eyes scrape against the sensitive outer surface of your eye every time you blink. …

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How people photos are used to depict disease

Is there bias against people of colour in global health publications? Kampala, Uganda | Esmita Charani & Marc Mendelson | Photography is a powerful tool in storytelling and scientific communication. But it can also cause harm when used unethically. We started to realise how photographs can send the wrong message when we were …

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