Panic as ‘Rubella Measles’ Breaks Out in Kabarole

Rubella Measles has broken out in Kabarole

Vivo Energy Uganda, visit this the company that distributes and markets Shell fuels and lubricants in Africa, visit web through the Shell Gas brand is organizing the biggest Food Festival ever in Uganda, dubbed “The Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival”.

The Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival will bring together different stakeholders and vendors in the food industry to show case both local and international cuisines that customers will enjoy throughout the day.

Over 25 vendors including hotels, Fast food chains and restaurants will be preparing their signature dishes and the top vendors will be awarded.

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Activities at the Festival will include cooking competitions in various categories including Bachelors, Celebrities, Couples and Mothers among others.  The day will also be highlighted with entertainment and games and Shell Gas will be available on Special offer. Kids will be engaged in exciting activities including cooking/ baking lessons

Speaking at the press launch of the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival at Legends grounds, Vivo Energy Managing Director Mr. Hans Paulsen said that the Tokosa Food Festival is about celebrating diversity of cultures, Food and relationships.

“Cooking is about relationships, In Uganda we cook for our families, we cook for our guests, and we cook at all celebrations. Shell Gas is here to bring on all these good times and build beautiful lifetime experiences” Hans Paulsen said.

The Festival will also be used to recognize the various regional food diversities in Uganda as well as to showcase the local restaurant and catering trade.

The Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival is sponsored by Hello Food, Legends, Buzz Events and Vivo Energy Uganda Ltd.

The event will place on Sunday 26th April 2015 at the Legends Grounds, Kampala. Gates will open at 10:00am.
Kabarole district has been hit by Rubella Measles, buy information pills according to the results released by the Entebbe Virus Research Institute.

Many parents in the district have been complaining about the suspected measles outbreak that has affected hundreds of pupils in schools.

This prompted some parents to stop their children from going to school for fear of being infected.

Catherine Kemigabo, this the District health Educator, said blood samples from the suspected measles patients were taken to Entebbe Virus Research Institute and all tested ‘Measles negative.’

She said medics indicated the disease that has affected many children in the district is ‘Rubella measles’ that is treated with antibiotics.

Kemigabo called for calm, saying Rubella is not so severe and dangerous because the children are already immunized against the usual measles.

She said the infected children can be treated with Pen V and given Vitamin A thus “empowering their immune system to get rid of the disease in just three days.”

Kabarole District chairman, Mr Richard Rwabuhinga, appealed for calm among the panicking parents, saying they should “treat the children and send them back to school.”

Rubella, also called German measles or three-day measles, is a contagious viral infection best known by its distinctive red rash.

Rubella is not the same as measles, though the two illnesses do share some characteristics, including the red rash.

However, rubella is caused by a different virus than measles, and is neither as infectious nor usually as severe as measles.

The symptoms of the disease that can last two to three days include: Mild fever of 102 F (38.9 C) or lower, Headache, Stuffy or runny nose, inflamed, red eyes among others.


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