By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: The ministry of health has refuted rumours going around that there has been registered an Ebola outbreak in Mbarara district.
News started circulating Tuesday afternoon on social media, that there is an Ebola outbreak in Mbarara, western Uganda. However, Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, has issued a statement dispelling this information as just rumours, because there is no Ebola in Mbarara district. Minister Aceng wrote thus on tweeter; “PRESS RELEASE: NO EBOLA IN MBARARA DISTRICT. Uganda has not registered any new confirmed #Ebola case in Kasese District or any other part of #Uganda since the last registered case 4 days ago. Please stop spreading rumors about the Ebola outbreak!”
The statement reads in part thus;
“Some sections of the media are awash with rumours 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 Ebola Treatment Unit in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital does not have any patient admitted in the ETU at the moment.” The Ministry statement continues that; “As of today, Uganda has not registered any new confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district or any other part of Uganda since the last case four days ago…”