No new Ebola cases reported in Uganda - Gov’t

Friday June 21, 2019
Five-year-old boy dies from Ebola in Kasese

The isolation centre set up in Bwera, Kasese District where the five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola died from. Photo by Joel Kaguta 

No new Ebola cases have been reported in Uganda more than a week after
3 cases were reported in Kasese.
This is according to the Director General Health Services, Dr Charles Olara, “Uganda has not registered any new confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Kasese district or any other part of Uganda”.
The cases in Kasese forced the country to go on high alert, and the vigilance has borne results.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Friday 21st June 2019, a total of 456 individuals have been vaccinated against EVD using the ‘Ebola-rVSV vaccine in Kasese district, Western Uganda.

The vaccination exercise is taking place in 13 area, and these include Buhuna 2, Bwera Hospital, Kagando 1, Kaserengete, Kayantsi II, Kirembo, Lhibira Town Council, Mushenene 2, Ndongo, Nyamambuka II, Nyamatunga, Rusese Barracks, and Rwenguhyo. It is being administered to those who came into contact with the confirmed victims, non-vaccinated frontline health and other workers, and the most high-risk population.

The Ministry also says the results of a 19-year-old male patient who passed on yesterday at China Uganda Friendship Hospital, Naguru after showing symptoms of fever and bleeding from the mouth turned out negative after several blood tests by the Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI)

Dr Olara says that currently, 110 who came in contact with the confirmed Ebola victims in Kagando and Bwera are being monitored.