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Uganda is Ebola free - Gov't

By Gloria Nakajubi

Added 9th June 2017 09:00 AM

The Ministry of Health has allayed fears of an outbreak of Ebola in the country after tests from a suspected victim turn negative.

Uganda is Ebola free - Gov't

The Ministry of Health has allayed fears of an outbreak of Ebola in the country after tests from a suspected victim turn negative.

Medics handling Ebola patients. Photo/File


The Ministry of Health has allayed fears of an outbreak of Ebola in the country after tests from a suspected victim turn negative.

In a statement released this morning, the 19-year-old adult from Mocope Village, Paridi parish in Adjumani district was referred to Lacor hospital with severe anaemia.

"She presented to the hospital with history of vaginal bleeding, fever, lower abdominal pain, vomiting and difficult breathing," reads the statement. These are the otherwise typical manifestations of Ebola fever.

However, the tests carried out by the Uganda Virus Research Institute have found the samples from the victim negative ‘for all Ebola viruses and other hemorrhage fevers such as Marburg, Congo Crimean hemorrhagic fever and Rift Valley fever.

See full statement below:



 

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