ADJUMANI. The death toll of the sporadic outbreak of acute febrile rash (measles) in Adjumani district has reached four after one more person died of the disease last week.
Briefing journalists in his office on Tuesday, the Adjumani assistant district health officer Mr Godfrey Manga, however, said the district is progressing well in the case management of the disease stating, that case fatality rate has slightly reduced.
Manga said 21 more cases have been reported since February 20, 2019, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 68.
The one new death registered brings the total number of deaths to 4 since the outbreak of the disease.
The outbreak of measles was first detected in the district on February 11th this year when samples were collected from Mungula Health center IV, Openzinzi health center III and Adjumani general hospital and delivered to Uganda Virus Research Institute for confirmation which turned out positive.
The district has since formed a task force headed by the district health officials charged with coordination of activities while communities have been urged to report children and adults who present with body rash and high body temperatures to nearest health facilities.
The sub-county with the highest number of measles cases is Itirikwa that registered 38 cases while Pakele Sub County has the lowest case and whose only patient passed on