There is a
strange disease outbreak in Amolatar District. The disease has been
reported in Alongotidi and Oturulakodal villages in Akongomit parish in Awelo
Sub County in Amolatar District.
The skin disease has afflicted 10
households affecting more than 27 people.
presents with itchy rashes, which later develop into painful sores accompanied
by a watery discharge.
Anna Obongi, a member of the Village Health Team (VHT) in
Oturulakodal told URN that she received a report about the first in late
January and referred it to a health Center I, which ruled out scabies.
the affected residents, their attempts to find a solution have been futile
since the available skin ointment hasn’t helped.
//Cue in: “abin atero atina…
Cue out: …atin ca ducu”//
Betty Okello, a resident of Alongotidi village says that unless a solution is
found immediately, the infection could spread to other residents.
the Sub- County Health Assistant, says Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms
and severity and can be temporary or permanent.
He has pledged to reach out to
the district health department to establish the possible cause of the disease.