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Over 1000Kgs of pork impounded over African Swine Fever

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara veterinary authorities have disposed of more than 1000 kilograms of pork because of African swine fever. The pork was impounded from Pork Slaughter House in Kekombe in Kakoba Division on Wednesday. Dr. Moses Amanyire, the Veterinary Officer Mbarara Municipality, says the impounded pork was found …

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Uganda, WHO declare yellow fever outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s ministry of health has declared an outbreak of yellow fever in the districts of  Moyo and Buliisa. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. This outbreak will be the fourth that Uganda has declared in the recent past …

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Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria: official

Lagos, Nigeria| AFP | has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Tuesday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016. The World Heath Organisation last week said the epidemic had reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases and …

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Health minister Opendi to brief parliament on Congo Fever threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister of Health Sarah Opendi has refuted reports that the Crimean haemorrhagic fever, also known as ‘Congo fever’, is ravaging Nakaseke district. She will on Thursday afternoon give a detailed report to parliament. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah instructed the Ministry of …

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