Ebola kills Two People in Western Uganda as Patients increase.
Western Uganda – Residents of Kasese district and surrounding districts in Tooro,Bunyoro,Kigezi and Ankole sub regions are worried following the death of two people in two days after the outbreak of Ebola in Kasese.
The health ministry confirmed the first case on Tuesday when a five-year-old boy who came from D R Congo tested positive and later died.
The other cases include the deceased boy’s grandmother and his three-year-old young brother, who also tested positive and were admitted at the isolation facility that was established at Bwera General Hospital.
All came from the DR Congo where Ebola is killing many since its outbreak in August 2018.
Vaccination of frontline health workers in Kasese and neighboring districts has resumed today, joining more than 700 that were vaccinated last year.
As of June 13, 2019 morning, Ebola cases in Kasese district are ten (two days since it was confirmed in this Uganda-D R Congo border area).
The ministry is working with World Health Organization (WHO) to arrest this worrying situation.
People in towns of Ntungamo,Mbarara,Ibanda,Kiruhura/Rushere,Bushenyi,Rukungiri,Isingiro,Fort Portal and others have been asked to stay alert and notify the nearest medical centre authorities if they see any strange disease in their areas.