PRO/AH/EDR> Plague – Uganda: Congo DR border, pneumonic, fatal

Plague — Uganda
A deadly form of plague has broken out on Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, and several people are thought to have died of the disease, WHO has said. The agency praised Ugandan health workers for vigilance and prompt action in spotting a suspected outbreak of pneumonic plague, which WHO says is usually fatal unless detected early and treated with antimicrobials.
Uganda’s Health Ministry reported 2 probable cases of the illness in Zombo district on 5 Mar 2019 after a 35