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Worry As Meningitis Breaks Out In West Nile

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viagra buy http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/l10n.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The vaccination exercise followed the outbreak of Meningitis in the West Nile districts of Arua, look Adjumani, viagra dosage Koboko, Maracha, Yumbe, Moyo, Nebbi, Zombo and Amuru.


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The vaccination exercise was conducted in the two most-hit sub-counties of Adropi and Dzaipi in Adjumani district.


Adropi and Dzaipi, saw a total of 34,434 people vaccinated against the disease.


In Adropi, a total of 10,118 people were vaccinated while in Dzaipi, 23,636 people were vaccinated.


During the exercise, a total of 680 health workers and staff of implementing partners were also vaccinated.


A mop up exercise was conducted in Nyumanzi settlement in Dzaipi sub-county.


Besides Dzaipi and Adropi sub-counties, no other sub-counties have met the minimum requirements to warrant vaccination.


Funding for the exercise was made possible with support from the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Health.


Currently, the outbreak has been controlled with only one case being reported in the last one week.


To date, a total of 161 cases have been recorded in the eight districts with Adjumani reporting 67 and 63 in Arua.


There is only one admitted case at Adjumani Hospital.


The Ministry of Health National Taskforce on Epidemics and the district taskforces continue to undertake regular meeting to coordinate preparedness and preventive activities.


Surveillance has been enhanced at health facility and community level in the eight districts in the west Nile Sub-region for prompt case detection, investigation and initiation of treatment.

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