Uganda says 9 more Ebola cases confirmed in Kampala, urges vigilance


Uganda has reported 9 more Ebola cases in the capital Kampala, bringing the entire variety of recognized infections to 14 in the final two days, the well being minister mentioned on Monday.

The outbreak started in September in a rural a part of central Uganda. It unfold earlier this month to Kampala, a metropolis of more than 1.6 million folks, by a person who had come from the Kassanda district to hunt medical therapy and later died.

Seven of the 9 who examined optimistic on Sunday are members of the family of the person who died and are from the Kampala neighbourhood of Masanafu, Health (*9*) Jane Ruth Aceng mentioned in a tweet.

Another is a well being employee who handled the person and his spouse in a non-public clinic, she mentioned.

“Fellow Ugandans, let’s be vigilant. Report your self when you’ve got had contact or know of an individual who has had contact,” Aceng mentioned in her tweet.

Health ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona mentioned all the sufferers in Kampala had been in isolation after they turned symptomatic, decreasing any likelihood of them passing on the virus.

No confirmed vaccine for this Ebola pressure

Ebola spreads by means of contact with the bodily fluids of an contaminated particular person.

There have been more than 90 confirmed and possible cases in Uganda for the reason that begin of the outbreak, together with a minimum of 44 deaths, in accordance with statements by the well being ministry and the World Health Organization.

The virus that’s circulating in Uganda is the Sudan pressure of Ebola, for which there isn’t any confirmed vaccine, not like the more frequent Zaire pressure that unfold throughout latest outbreaks in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola typically kills about half of the folks it infects. Its signs embody intense weak point, muscle ache, complications and a sore throat, vomiting and diarrhea.


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