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Ebola Virus Continues Spreading Across Uganda

The Ebola Virus Disease has continued to cause havoc across Uganda as it has so far claimed 54 lives. Over 130 people have been infected by far as the virus has started breaking barriers.

There have been over 60 recoveries from the disease though. Previously, the virus had only spread across the central region of Uganda in districts like Mubende, Kasanda, Kyegegwa, Masaka among others. However now, it has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health that the disease has crossed over and it is now registered in the East region.

Jinja yesterday confirmed a case of Ebola making it the first district outside the central region to register a case of Ebola.

Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health revealed that the case in Jinja was a 45-year-old man. He apparently died on Thursday and the health ministry officials took a sample from him for testing, and results came back positive. She then revealed that the process of tracing the man’s contacts had commenced.

The virus circulating in Uganda is the Sudan strain, for which there is no proven vaccine. It so far has no certified vaccine unlike the common Zaire strain that spread during recent outbreaks.

The virus generally kills about half of the people it infects.

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