Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ebola epidemic reaches Busoga

20110519 4:12:12 PM EST

A new suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Busoga village in Bugiri district, eastern Uganda.

The patient who is currently admitted at Bugiri hospital is reported to have fever, measles-like rashes and a bleeding gum.
The director general of general health services Dr. Dennis Lwamafa in a statement released this evening however said there haven't been any new cases confirmed so far.

He says the ministry of health continues to monitor and observe the 25 people who got in contact with 12 year old girl, who died of the virus in Luwero district.

Lwamafa adds that, all district and hospital task forces should re-activate and liaise with the National task force to initiate a coordinated response to contain the outbreak.

He reveals that government and other development partners have committed funds, equipment and human resources to respond to the outbreak.

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