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No Ebola Case in Kabarole – Government Clarifies

Ministry of Health has come out to clarify that no case of Ebola has been confirmed in Kabarole district as had been reported in the media following a suspicious death.

The Ministry spokesperson Vivian Serwanjja said on the 26th of November 2018 an alert case was received at Fort Portal referral hospital about a suspected case.

“This was one of the many alert cases received in different health facilities as a result of the heightened surveillance a long all boarder districts,” she said.

The samples she says were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute were they came out negative.

“Results from the UVRI indicate that the patient was negative by PCR for Ebola and Virus Hemorrhagic Fever”

In a statement released today she added that any person that presents any known symptoms of Ebola is taken on as an alert case until their results are negative from the lab investigations.

Currently a number of Ebola virus preparatory activities are going on across all high-risk districts like coordination of activities, health facilities and community-based surveillance.

 

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A total of 1,316 front line and health care workers in three districts have been vaccinated against Ebola to protect them against the deadly disease.

“We again reiterate that there is no confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda and we are working tirelessly to keep the country safe the deadly disease” Sserwanja said.

 

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