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Kabale Rift Valley Fever Suspect Tests Negative :: Uganda Radionetwork

Kabale Rift Valley Fever Suspect Tests Negative

The Principal Nursing Officer at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, Sister Christine Akurut, says that that all the tests came out negative.

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A 28 year old man, who has been under monitoring at Kabale Regional Referral hospital has tested negative to Rift Valley Fever. 

Godfrey Najuna, a hawker based in Kabale town was admitted in the isolation ward at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after complaining of fever, headache and bloody diarrhea. 

Najina had also participated in the burial of one of the rift valley haemorrhagic fever victim in Mbarara district last week. 

Sister Christine Akurut, the Principal Nursing Officer at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital,  says that that all the tests were negative.

She also says that the samples tested negative of Ebola, Marburg and Congo Crimean fever.

Akurut says that Najuna was also found without any disease and will be discharged on Friday. 

She however asked the public to continue to take precautions and protect their lives from the deadly disease.

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In June 2018, the Health Ministry confirmed the outbreak of the Rift valley fever in Kasese district. In July this year, the disease was confirmed in Mbarara, Isingiro and Kiruhura districts.

Three cases of the Rift Valley Fever were also confirmed in Kiboga, Buikwe and Mityana districts. Rift valley Fever is a viral infection that primarily affects animals but also has the capacity to infect humans.  

It presents with fever, severe illness and abortions in animals. According to World Health Organization, the fever is transmitted to humans through poor handling of tissue of infected animals during slaughter, veterinary procedures or disposal of carcasses or fetuses.

Majority of human infections result from contact with blood or organs of infected animals and persons. 

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