Disease

Uganda confirms Typhoid outbreak

Uganda’s Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed an outbreak of Typhoid in the East African country.

“We would like to inform the general public that there is an outbreak of Typhoid in Kampala and in some parts of the neighbouring Wakiso and Mukono districts,” Jane Ruth Aceng, director-general of health services, told reporters.

She said the first Typhoid infection had been reported on Feb. 6.

“So far, two people are confirmed to have died of the disease, while 11 more deaths are still being investigated,” Aceng said.

She added that a total of 142 people had so far been found with symptoms of Typhoid.

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