Uganda investigates whether people have died because of UN food aid

Uganda investigates whether people have become ill due to food aid from the world food programme of the United Nations.

The police in the African country say that the past few days three people have died. Also would hundreds of people sick.

The food aid was delivered in the Karamoja region, where the UN organisation is already active. According to the police, people were suffering from diarrhoea, nosebleeds and other health problems after they of food had eaten.

Samples of the food, the urine and blood of patients are sent to a laboratory.

People are confused, and have a high fever

The world food programme had already been announced in the whole of Uganda to stop the distribution of the product Super Cereal. The organization stated Tuesday that 262 reports have been received of people who have become ill after that product had to be consumed.

Some patients suffering from the signs of “mental confusion, vomiting, headache, high fever and abdominal pain”.

The world food programme also says to be familiar with the “reports of three deaths”. There are additional samples of the food product to Kenya and South Africa for research.

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