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In a follow-up to a report on the yellow fever situation in Uganda, local media reports an additional three yellow fever deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 10.

Uganda/CIA

Uganda/CIA

The report notes that the three deaths were residents of Bukakata in Masaka district.

The Masaka health officer said the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a team to investigate and assess the situation.

Stuart Musisi, Masaka District Health Officer noted that people in Mazinga, Kasaka in Mukungwe and Buwunga , Bukakata sub-counties need to be cautious.

The Uganda Ministry of Health is organizing a mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Masaka region.

Yellow fever is a disease caused by a virus, which is spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms take 3–6 days to develop and include fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches. About 15% of people who get yellow fever develop serious illness that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and sometimes death.

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