Pictorial; Responding To Crimean Congo Fever in Nakaseke

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On Thursday, Health Workers from Kiwoko Hospital led by Nakaseke District Health Officer Doctor Badru Ssesimba rushed to Buswagiro village in Butalangu town, after a nine-year-old girl identified as Bridget Nalunkuuma collapsed and died after developing signs related to Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever.

They picked blood samples from the deceased and disinfected the house where she was found lying in a pool of blood. The blood samples will be taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute for confirmatory tests of the cause of death.

The dead body was later transferred to Nakaseke Hospital Mortuary ahead of the burial which will be conducted today in Lusanja village in Luweero district.
 
Here the photos taken from the scene as health workers and local leaders respond to the case.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.

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The health workers under protective gears carrying the dead body to district car before it was transferred to Nakaseke Hospital Mortuary last night.
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The health workers under protective gears disinfecting themselves and car with jik after loading the dead body on the car before it was transferred to Nakaseke Hospital mortuary last nigt.
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The health workers under protective gears preparing the dead body before it was transferred to Nakaseke Hospital On Thursday Night
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The health workers disinfecting the dead body before it was transferred to Nakaseke Hospital Mortuary last night ahead of burial on Friday.
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The health workers disinfecting the home where the nine year old collapsed and died of signs related to Crimean Congo Fever
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Health workers led by Dr Badru Ssesimba responding to case of nine year old girl who died of signs related to Crimean Congo Fever
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Residents in shock after the learning about the death of nine year old girl at Buswagiro village in Nakaseke
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Ignatius Koomu the Nakaseke LC 5 Chairperson condoling the aunt who lost the nine year old gril
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