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37 People in Bugiri Killed by Unknown Disease :: Uganda Radionetwork

37 People in Bugiri Killed by Unknown Disease

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37 people have died of a strange disease in Hamma Island in Bugiri since March 08, this year.

Amuza Nagheje, the LC I chairman of Hamma Island says that victims present with head ache and body weakness before passing on.

He identifies some of the deceased as Charles Ouma Odede, David Akunja, Onyingi, Aloo Ayiko, Vicent Sandemu, David Masaba, Ruth Nelima, Lillian Nywanso Brain Kyobika, and George Bagaga among others.

Nagheje says that some of affected were rushed to port Victoria hospital and Obondo hospital in Kenya for help.

He says that people are dying due to lack of medical attention since there is not transport to take them to hospital.

Nagheje says that the only nursing assistant who has been operating Hamma Health Center II fled off because of the strange disease.

He says that as a result of strange disease several residents have started Nagheje says that they have tried to contact Bugiri district health office for assistance in vain.

Isaac Malinga, Bugiri District Health Inspector says that he received a call from the authorities in Hamma Island about the district but they have not yet verified the claims.

But Malinga says that going by the symptoms that are being reported, the death could have been caused by meningitis.

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