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officials have ruled out an outbreak of Ebola in the Kyangwali refugee
settlement area in Kikuube district.
There was panic among refugees at the settlement after two of the refugees
presented with symptoms similar to those of Ebola. The patients both men
aged 40 and 45 had a high fever, severe headache, muscle and joint pain, abdominal
pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
samples were taken from the patients and taken to the Uganda Virus research
institute in Entebbe. The suspected patients were immediately isolated at
Kasonga Health center III Ebola treatment unit.
Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Kikuube District Health officer-DHO says that the
samples tested negative for Ebola. He asked residents to remain calm and adhere
to the set guidelines issued by the health ministry.
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Naisye, the district is on high alert and prepared to handle any cases of Ebola
outbreak saying they have revived all the COVID-19 surveillance teams. He
rallied the locals to report any Ebola-related symptoms to health experts for quick
action to be taken.
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Dr. Naisye says that they have established three Ebola Treatment Units in the
district to attend to any possible cases. The treatment units are at Kikuube
health center IV, Kasonga health center III, and Sebigoro health center III.
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Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC says they have
heightened both health and security surveillance along the Uganda-DRC border to
control cross-border movements and further influx of DRC nationals in the
country adding that thorough screening is currently ongoing.
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has tasked residents in the district to be vigilant and timely report any
suspected cases to health and security officials for immediate intervention to
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ministry last week confirmed an outbreak of Ebola in Mubende district.
the ministry, a sample taken from a 24-year-old man from Madudu sub-county was
identified as the relatively rare Sudan strain of Ebola, a severe and often
fatal illness affecting humans and other primates.
death toll in the country currently stands at 23 after the disease spread from
Mubende to Kassanda and Kyegegwa districts.