SAD: 70 year old DIES from jigger infestation in TesoCounty News 17:50
Sunday 7th July 2013 - A somber mood has engulfed Okuleu area of Teso following the death of a 70 year old woman who died from jigger infestation.
The woman identified as Ann Asitei had been attacked by jiggers and was admitted at Kocholya Teso District Hospital where she succumbed.
The locals have decried over the menace asking the Government to intervene and save the situation. Speaking to the media, a resident, Martin Isara, said that the old are the worst hit.
The young children and the primary kids are also suffering and some have had to cut their studies short. The children cannot walk or hold pens forcing them to stay at home.
Isara said that the drugs administered by the community health workers were not effective and they wanted the area administrator to pick up the issue with the Government.