Sunday, January 13, 2013

Uganda: Vets and medics sign up to fight diseases #H5N1 #Marburg #Ebola #birdflu

13 January 2013 
In a rare example of cross- disciplinary collaboration, veterinary and human medicine experts have agreed to work together to fight disease outbreaks, after many claimed lives and left thousands with grave physical trauma last year.
The diseases targeted for control include Avian influenza (bird flu), Anthrax, Ebola, Marburg haemorrhagic fevers, anthrax and nodding syndrome. Their spread is blamed on contact between man and animals. The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) have agreed to work together to control these outbreaks.
At the local level, the Uganda Medical Association and Uganda Veterinary Association have also agreed to work together to conduct joint research, prevention and control strategies.
According to Dr Margaret Mungherera, president of the Uganda Medical Association, the two associations are expected to sign a memorandum of working together, next month.

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