Thursday, August 22, 2019
Ebola Cases Rise in Kasese Western Uganda

Three Ebola cases in Kasese have been confirmed according to the ministry of Healthy.

Following yesterday’s confirmation of an Ebola case in Kasese by the ministry of health, a team led by the minister of health Sarah Oceng visited Bwera Hospital in Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council, a town which neighbours the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The immediate visit comes after the Ministry of Health confirmed that a five-year-old boy who had shown signs of Ebola died at Bwera hospital.

While addressing health experts at Bwera Hospital, Bukonzo west Constituency in Kasese district, the Cabinet Minister for Health Dr Sarah Oceng confirmed that so far three people whose samples were taken, tested positive.

These three confirmed include the 5-year-old boy who tested positive yesterday and died at 9:30 pm last night, his grandmother and his 3-year-old young brother.

She also added that as surveillance increases, movements are not to be restricted and that business should continue but with vigilance.

The minister Oceng appealed to the partners on the ground and those at the border to pay attention to the points of entry and appeals to the entire public to report any suspected cases to the nearest health facility.

According to Oceng Uganda has been alert since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in the eastern part of the D.R Congo where over 2000 cases registered so far.

While talking to the Kasese District Health Officer Dr Baseke Yusuf, it is good that it was detected in time and only two health workers got in contact with the patient but good enough one was already vaccinated.

He added that the Congolese enter Uganda through the various porous borders.

The five Congolese suspects that came from the democratic republic of Congo were handed over to the medical team from DR. Congo by the ministry of health inwards.

 

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