Denis Muyunga, the area LCIII Chairman, says that the residents first developed symptoms such as nausea, severe fever, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, swelling on the arms, and diarrhoea. A number of them died within two or three days after presenting the symptoms.
More than 10
people have reportedly died of a strange disease within just two weeks at Kijjonjo village in Kasasa sub-county, Kyotera District.
Muyunga, the area LCIII Chairman, says that the
residents first developed symptoms such as nausea, severe fever, vomiting,
chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, swelling on the arms, and diarrhoea. A number of them died within two or three days after presenting the symptoms.
says they got concerned when more people developed similar signs and symptoms
and invited the health and security authorities to intervene.
in; “Tututte weeks…
He adds that the district health authorities
and the Ministry of Health have already intervened to establish the cause of
in; “Nzirako okugumya…
the health and security authorities in Kyotera district have rushed to Kijjonjo
village to establish what could have killed said people, but added that the numbers were exaggerated by the community.
Edward Muwanga, the District Health Officer (DHO) and the team dispatched to confirm
the reports, have only recorded four deaths to the strange disease.
to Muwanga, the deceased include two farmers who died on November, 24 and November 25, a 26-year-old foreman who
died on November 26, and a 15-year-old girl who died on November 28.
in; “Twafunye amawulire…
out……abadde wamyaka 52.”//
says that they are trying to contain the disease from spreading as they wait
for direct intervention from the Ministry of Health.
in; “Tetwagala abantu…
further says that they
have already traced the contacts of the deceased and taken monitoring them as they continue studying the situation.
in; “Twekebejja abo…
declined to divulge details of the deceased saying it was inappropriate because
the case is sensitive and under investigation. Some
residents believe it is a spiritual ailment and they want traditional healers
in the area to intervene to cleanse the village of the bad spell.