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No new confirmed cases of Ebola, says health ministry

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 18th June 2019 06:08 PM

“As of today, Uganda has not registered any new confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district or any other part of Uganda since the last registered case four days ago,”

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A medic screening a person for Ebola. Photo/ File

“As of today, Uganda has not registered any new confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district or any other part of Uganda since the last registered case four days ago,”

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KAMPALA - Uganda has not recorded any new case of Ebola since last week, the ministry of health has said, dismissing rumors of an outbreak in Mbarara district in western Uganda.

“Some sections of the media are awash with rumors of ‘Ebola in Mbarara District.’ The Ministry of Health would like to clarify that there is NO confirmed case of Ebola in Mbarara District,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

“As of today, Uganda has not registered any new confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district or any other part of Uganda since the last registered case four days ago,” the statement reads.

Two persons suspected to have the infections have been placed under isolation at Bwera Hospital, bringing the figure to three, the health ministry disclosed.

“Blood samples were withdrawn from the suspect cases and sent to Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) for testing and results are pending,” the ministry stated.

Currently, 92 persons believed to have come into contact with the confirmed Ebola cases are being monitored in Kagando and Bwera.

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