Johnson Mubiru, a pastoralist in Kakabala village says that he has seen few flies in the swamp but didnt think they can cause harm. He has also welcomed the campaign to equip them with knowledge to protect their animals.
Dr. Moses Nkanika, the Lyantonde District Health Officer-DHO, says theres a possibility that the victims consumed meat from infected cows, sheep and goats. He says two other patients died after being referred to Mabarara Regional Hospital.
Akol says Vaccination with attenuated virus in time offers control to the Lumpy Skin disease. He however, says that although the district is trying to overcome the problem, they still face a challenge of low response from the farmers.
According to Esiko, after stealing the cows, the suspects loaded the animals on a Fuso truck registration number UAS 445C destined for Kyankwanzi district. Esiko says Hoima police immediately notified their counterparts in Kyankwanzi who mounted a road block and intercepted the truck.
Julius Bamwine, the Ibanda District Health Officer, says they are not taking the outbreak lightly, adding that they have also equipped health workers with skill to ensure the outbreak is managed effectively.
The Ntungamo LC V Vice Chairperson, Sakina Ampaire said the district leadership has already instructed a team led by the Chief Administrative Officer, Kweyamba Ruhemba to come up with a comprehensive report on the state of the stadium and how best to address the challenges at the facility.
Robert Mbagaya is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in-charge of Queen Elizabeth Protected area. Mbagaya was attacked by a male Chimpanzee that went on rampage at Entebbe Wildlife Education Center in 2013.
Irumba explains that that the Office of the Prime Minister assigned him two police guards last year after unidentified people raided his farm and killed several animals before they drove away with several others.
The trio was charged with three counts including inciting violence and negligence likely to spread an infectious disease. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charged and applied for bail through their lawyers of Turinawe and Kamba Co advocates led by Hassan Kamba, which was denied by the magistrate.
The babys mother, Oliver Kemigisha told Uganda Radio Network that more than 20 chimpanzees believed to have escaped from Kangombe forest reserve invaded their home in Kyamajaka cell in Kagadi town Council on Sunday afternoon and attacked her child.
Musa Tibakirana, the Kabarole District Police Commander, says they received a call from their counterparts in Kyankwanzi district that there was a group of people moving stolen animals on a Fuso truck to Kabarole district.