It should be noted that the country a few days ago confirmed the outbreak of the Ebola-Sudan strain.
The disease was first confirmed in the central district of Mubende last week when a 24-year-old man died. Tests on him at the Uganda Viral Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed that he had passed away from the highly contagious disease.
Immediately the Ministry of Health and its partners dispatched a rapid response team in the area to observe and support in arresting this problem.
“President Museveni to address the nation tomorrow – Wednesday at 8pm on the Ebola outbreak.”
According to the latest statistics from the Health Ministry, 2 people have died from the disease.
“CURRENT #EbolaOutbreakUG update: As of 25th September 2022
New Confirmed Cases: 2
Cumulative cases: 36 (18 confirmed and 18 probable cases)
New deaths: 2
Cumulative deaths: 23 (5 confirmed deaths and 18 probable deaths)
Active cases on admission: 35.”
Uganda has been battling the occasional outbreak of Ebola at different year intervals. The Ministry however recently said that there is no cause for alarm as the country is in good shape to handle outbreaks of such epidemics.
In a bid to avoid contracting the disease, one should practice the following SOPs among others.
“Wash your hands with soap and clean water frequently.
– Avoid shaking hands and hugging.
– Report to the nearest health facility if you have signs and symptoms of Ebola.”
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