Ebola Virus: Uganda Confirms Fresh Outbreak

Uganda has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Mubende District, Uganda.

The confirmed case is a 24-year-old male a resident of Ngabano village of Madudu Sub County in Mubende District presented with EVD symptoms and later succumbed.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Minister, Dr Diana Atwine told journalists that the victim had exhibited symptoms before succumbing to the disease.

The clinical team took off samples for testing at UVRI.

Results confirmed that the patient was positive for the Ebola-Sudan strain.

The case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute, according to the World Health Organization, WHO.

It says eight people with suspected symptoms are receiving medical care, and that it is sending staff to the affected area.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti said action has been taken too quickly to detect the virus and halt the spread of infections.

FRCN Abuja/Adetutu Adetule

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