By our reporter
Nakaseke Hospital has confirmed that so far 11 people have died of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever since July last year.
The revelation was made by Dr Bernard Okello the Hospital superintendent, following a visit by MPs on Parliament’s Health committee.
He said that 23 people were infected, nine received treatment and 2 were lost to follow up. Currently, the hospital has one patient in isolation.
The MPs led by the committee chairperson Dr Micheal Bukenya blamed the ministry officials for ignoring lives of the people of Nakaseke.
Recently, the Ministry of health made u-turn to confirmed an outbreak of the disease in Nakaseke.
Crimean-Congo is a tick-borne illness transmitted to humans through tick bites. It is also be transmitted through contact with the blood of infected animals especially during slaughter.
It can also be transmitted through direct contact with the blood, secretions and the organs of infected people.
According to the global health body, the fever is associated with high case fatality ratio of about 10-40 percent, which is endemic in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.
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