One dead as Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak 

The ministry has urged the country to stay calm and vigilant as Ebola teams carryout more investigations.

By James Ouko

Kampala – Sept. 20, 2022: The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola in Mubende district. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr Diana Atwine said the confirmed case is a-24-year-old male.

The deceased, she said, is a resident of Ngabano village, Madudu sub-county in Mubende district who presented with EVD symptoms and later succumbed.

“The clinical team took off samples for testing at UVRI. Results confirmed that the patient was positive for the Ebola-Sudan strain,” added Atwine.

UVRI stands for Uganda Virus Research Institute and is located a few miles along Kampala-Entebbe road

The PS added that the Ministry of Health and partners have dispatched a rapid response team to the affected district to support the teams in surveillance, contact tracing and case management.

She called on the public to remain vigilant and calm as teams undertake the necessary action. 

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