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Measles outbreak analysis for refugee settlements in Uganda - Sept 2018

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Status of Measles outbreak in the refugee settlements

  • Outbreaks have been experienced in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kiryandongo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Kyangwali refugee settlements.

  • Kyangwali has so far registered 29 cases of measles of which 48% are refugees and 52% host population, 55% male and 45% female and 90% are above 9 months of age, 7% between 6 to 9 months of age and 3% below 6 months.

  • Rwamwanja registered a total of 189 cases so far of which 53% are male and 47% female, 56% refugees and 44% host population and 74% of the cases were above 9 months of age, 20% between 6 to 9 months and 6% were below 6 months of age

  • Kyaka has so far registered 48 cases of suspected measles of which 77% are refugees and 23% are the host population, 44% are male and 56% female and 96% of the cases are above 9 months of age and 4% are between 6 to 9 months of age. No cases for below 6 months registered so far

  • Kiryandongo registered 61 cases so far of which 60% are male and 40% Female, 50% refugees and 50% nationals and 73% of the affected population are adults above 9 months of age, 24% are between 6 to 9 months and 3% are less than 6 months of age.

  • No death has been registered in the refugee settlements due to Measles ever since the outbreak in January 2018