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Three Siblings Succumb to Measels in Kagadi

According to health officials, more than 60 cases of measles outbreak were reported in the district in January and February.

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Three children from the same family in Kagadi district have succumbed to measles. The deceased children are Ahaisibwe Mugisha, Kusiima Alituha and Kemigisa Alituha, all below 8 years of age.  

The deceased are children of Kusiima Mugisha, a resident of Buyaga cell in Kyenzige Sub County in Kagadi district.  

Mugisha told URN that his children developed general body weakness, skin rashes and diarrhea last week and were rushed to a clinic in Pacwa trading center where one of them was pronounced dead.     

He says two other children died on Thursday evening at St Ambrose Charity Health Center III where they had been admitted. 

According to Mugisha, they thought the children were suffering from malaria. 

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Dr. Isaac Kakibogo, the Medical Superintendent Kagadi Hospital, says there is a measles outbreak in the district, adding that they have registered several cases at the Hospital.   

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According to health officials, more than 60 cases of measles outbreak were reported in the district in January and February.    

The epidemic seriously affected Ndaiga, Bwikara, Muhorro, Rugashali, Burora and Mabaale sub counties among others.                                                                

Abibu Mugisa, the Kyenzige Sub County LC III Chairperson, appeals to residents to always take their children for Immunization against measles and other communicable diseases. 

He says the three children wouldn’t have succumbed to measles if they had completed their immunization cycle.

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