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Meteorologists Warn of Spike in Cases of Malaria As Rain Returns

Elegu submerged by floods

Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), has warned that Malaria cases in districts across the country could surge out of proportion due to the onset of the rainy season.

According to the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), as the country start to receive near normal to above average rainfall, there is likely to be surge in cases of Malaria.

Meteorologists noted that waterlogged areas are ideal places for the breeding of Anopheles mosquito, the vector that carry Malaria.

They urged households to sleep under Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets.

Man Sleeping Under Mosquito Net In Omoro

Ugandans have also been warned of the risk of outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.

This is due to the discharge contaminated rainwater into water bodies.

George William Omony, a senior meteorologist at the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), told Mega FM on Tuesday morning that most parts of the country are expected to receive near normal to above average rainfall, starting this week.

He blamed the current poor rainfall performance in the country to the negative effects of Seas to Surface Temperature and the Indian Ocean Dipole that left most parts of eastern of Africa dry while southern parts wet.

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