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Meningitis hits Gulu

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th April 2004 03:00 AM

ONE person died and 10 others were admitted to St Mary’s hospital Lacor, following the outbreak of Meningitis in Gulu district.

ONE person died and 10 others were admitted to St Mary’s hospital Lacor, following the outbreak of Meningitis in Gulu district.

By Chris Ochowun

ONE person died and 10 others were admitted to St Mary’s hospital Lacor, following the outbreak of Meningitis in Gulu district.

The district director of health services, Dr. Paul Onek, on Thursday said the 10 cases were reported from Opit and Lalogi internally displaced persons’ camps in Omoro county.

“This type of meningitis is airborne and it can spread widey if not prevented early. Other types don’t spread,” he said.

Onek said the symptoms included fever, headaches, stiffness of the neck and vomiting. He said they had started vaccinating people between the ages of three and 20 years.

“We can’t vaccinate everybody because the vaccine is not enough,” he said.

Meningitis hits Gulu

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