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Back To Vidyya Measles Toll Reaches Six In Ugandan Capital: Plague Reported In Zambia

15 Others Are In Critical Condition In Uganda; 20 In Zambia


Six children have died of measles and 15 others are in critical condition after an outbreak of measles in Ugandan capital Kampala, the New Vision newspaper in the east African country reported on Sunday.

The outbreak started three weeks ago and all the dead were under three years old, said the report.

Florence Nakandi, mother of a victim, was quoted as saying that her son got the disease after being contracted by Emmanuel Orono who died two weeks ago.

However, the Kampala City Council Health Inspector Mesaki Mubiru said he had not heard about outbreak.


The World Health Organization has received preliminary reports of 23 hospitalized cases, including 3 deaths in Petauke district, Eastern Province. The last case reported was 15 March 2001.

Measures have been taken to intensify surveillance, strengthen control and management of the disease and provide health education messages on its prevention.

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