Saturday, October 27, 2012

MOH Official Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi in isolation over #Marburg Virus Under Marburg Observation

 [This title does not imply that Dr Ndyanabangi has been admitted to hospital.  They are referring to Sharon Twinomujuni, who is confirmed and admitted to Mulago hospital.]

October 27, 2012 

The ministry of health has confirmed that one of its senior officials is being monitored after getting into contact with a Marburg patient.

Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, the principal medical officer mental health is said to have had contact with a patient in Mulago and she is currently in isolation.

The ministry’s public Relations officer Rukia Nakamatte says Dr Ndyanabangi has been advised to avoid public gatherings and direct contact with other people.

The ministry is calling for more vigilance from the public following the outbreak last week of the highly contagious Marburg virus.

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