By our reporter
Residents of Rubengye Sub County in Buhweju district are living in fear after four women succumbed to a strange illness in this month and one other person is admitted at a health centre IV.
The deceased are Annah Komugisha (27), Jenipher Namusisi (35), Edith Natusasira (40) and Stellamalice Kamaranzi (30).
Peace Tugumisiriza (37) is currently admitted at Nsiika health centre IV with similar symptoms.
Perezi Mutabazi, the Rubengye Sub-County LC 3 chairpersons, says he was told that 4 women died while bleeding from the nose and mouth after presenting symptoms of throat pain.
He says that they wrote to the Buhweju district and the office of the district sent a team to test the rest.
Rumanzi has asked residents to report any strange illness to the concerned authority immediately.
Residents who include Nuriat Namarwa and Judith Komugisha say the deceased were complaining of too much pain on the throat.
Pius Manigamukama, a health official from Nsiika health centre IV says they are going to send blood samples from the patient to the virus research Centre to ascertain the disease.
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