Measles outbreak confirmed in Kampala and Wakiso

By THE INDEPENDENT

Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed there is an active outbreak of Measles in Kampala and Wakiso Districts. All the five divisions of Kampala, as well as several suburbs in Wakiso District are affected.

According to a statement released Tuesday, the Ministry of Health surveillance and case finding reports indicate a total of 67 cases have so far been identified.

Of the 67 cases, seven have been confirmed by laboratory tests within the month of July. The most affected age group are children under one year.

According to Prof. Anthony K. Mbonye, Director General of Health Services, the ministry has started several measure to control the spread of the disease.

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