Ebola: Kampala Registers 1st Death, Museveni Announces Another Address

Ebola: Kampala Registers 1st Death, Museveni Announces Another Address

By Spy Uganda

HE.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has announced that he will address the nation tomorrow 12th Oct 2022 at 8pm on Ebola virus that has killed several in few days with the latest death recorded in Kampala.

The deceased is said to have fled from health workers after being exposed to Ebola in Mubende, the epicenter of the outbreak.

The man eventually went to Kiruddu National Referral Hospital in the capital city, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said. At this point he was already seriously ill and doctors were aware of his potential exposure to Ebola.

He then died at the hospital on Friday and was later confirmed to have Ebola. Forty-two people who may have been in contact with the man are being traced, though it’s unclear if it includes anyone in Kampala.

Uganda declared an Ebola outbreak on September 20 after a 24-year-old man from Mubende District tested positive for Sudan ebolavirus, which is one of six species of the ebolavirus genus. The strain had not been found in humans since 2012.

At least 74 cases and 39 deaths have been reported so far, although health officials have not been providing regular updates in recent days.

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