Residents Of Masaka to get yellow fever vaccine
The Ministry of Health is opting for a massive vaccination exercise to contain the spread of the disease.
The viral hemorrhagic fever that has so far claimed about 10 lives in the district in a period of six weeks.
According to Dr Stuart Musisi, the Masaka District health officer, after confirming an outbreak of yellow fever in the district, the ministry responded by sending experts to the field to study and contain the situation.
He said although the first confirmed cases and deaths were reported in the three sub-counties of Buwunga, Bukakata and Mukungwe, the latest findings indicate the entire district is at risk.
This implies that a population of more than 300,000 people; according to the latest census figures, who are above six months old in Masaka District, will have to undergo vaccination.