year old male from Ngalonkalu village, Zirobwe sub-county; she presented on
18TH May 2011, with two day history of high grade fever associated with head
ache, vomiting, general body pains, and bloody diarrhea. The patient has been
isolated and a sample retrieved for laboratory investigation.
hospital and they are all reported to be improving on treatment. Three of them
have tested negative for Ebola by PCR and ELISA Antigen testing.
them are isolated while the third contact, a child with remote exposure was not
isolated since his fever had subsided following treatment with antimalarials. One
of the contacts (a health worker) that was earlier on reported to have travelled to
Kyengera was yesterday [18th May 2011] picked up from Kamuli in Kireka andhas since been isolated. The two contacts among health workers have tested
negative for Ebola by PCR and ELISA antigen testing.
The national rapid response team is on the way to Bugiri hospital to investigate
the suspect case reported there as well as support the hospital team to observe"
the recommended infection control standards...
A team from CDC team arrived on 17 May 2011 from Atlanta and traveled to
the Ngalonkalu Parish (Nakisamatta village) on 18 May 2011. The team set up
their equipment and captured 61 bats. They processed the bats onsite and will
return today [19 May 2011] to trap more. The specimens will be processed at
UVRI and results are expected in the next few weeks...
An isolation facility is being established at Bombo General Military Hospital with
support from MSF Spain. Temporary tents have been set up to accommodate
suspect cases as the main isolation facility is still under construction. Trainings for the isolation unit staff, ambulance and burial teams have
commenced at Bombo General Military Hospital with support from MSF Spain. Additional trainings are planned and these will target the health workers in
Luwero district, the five neighboring districts and health workers in the rest of the