Richard Businge, the Kitanyata 2 village chairperson, says that Abigaba was first admitted in a nearby clinic before he was transferred to Masindi Hospital when his condition worsened where he died from.
high in Kitanyata 2 village in Kiruuli Sub County in Masindi district following
the death of a resident with Ebola-like symptoms. 28-year-old Moses Abigaba
died at Masindi Hospital on Friday where he had been admitted while haemorrhaging
from the mouth, nose and other body openings.
death has triggered panic among residents who want health experts to release
results from the deceased’s blood sample. However, residents say they
are currently living in fear following the sudden death of their village mate.
Businge, the Kitanyata 2 village chairperson, says that Abigaba was first
admitted in a nearby clinic before he was transferred to Masindi Hospital when
his condition worsened where he died from.
He says the
deceased’s relatives picked the body for burial but they were shocked when a
team of health workers dressed in protective gear stormed the burial and
ordered all the mourners to disperse before they checked the body and buried it
without allowing any residents to get close.
Baguma, the Masindi District Health office-DHO told URN this morning that Abigaba
was admitted on Friday with symptoms similar to those of Ebola and the Crimean-Congo
hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).
that after Abigaba’s death, his relatives removed his body from the hospital
without the knowledge of the administration, which forced him to dispatch a
team to bury the body as a precautionary measure.
He says they
picked samples from the deceased and dispatched them to the Uganda Virus
Research Institute for examination to establish the cause of death.