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First Ebola Survivors Asked To Become Ambassadors Of Prevention

First Ebola Survivors Asked To Become Ambassadors Of Prevention

Hon Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, The Minister of Health has asked two of the first Ebola survivors to become ambassadors of prevention. These two survivors recovered from Mubende hospital.

She asked them to preach about the signs and symptoms of the disease in their community.

Hon Aceng’s message got delivered yesterday at the official discharge of the patients who survived Ebola. They have been undergoing treatment at Mubende General Hospital where they were isolated for treatment.

However, she reaffirmed that Ebola can be treated and cured if it is detected early enough.

They also awarded two Ebola Survivors proof of recovery certificates and were given items to use in their homes in post admission.

Dr Emmanuel Paul Mutibwa, the Director General of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital represented the minister of health. He thanked the team of frontline workers that attended to the Ebola patients at the Ebola Treatment Unit.

The Ministry of Health further revealed that the spread of Ebola will be contained if the public follows the standard operating procedures. Some of those that have been issued include regular washing of hands and restriction of public gatherings.

In recent updates, the cases of Ebola infections are currently over 50 with over 23 people who have succumbed to the virus. The number of affected districts remains at three: Mubende, Kassanda, and Kyegegwa.

So far, no cases have been reported in the Kampala area. Additionally, health officials have identified 414 contacts, up 191 from 3 days ago.

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