Uganda allays Ebola outbreak fears

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Kampala authorities Sunday ruled out an Ebola outbreak in Uganda despite information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on a newly-confirmed case of the epidemic in Kasenyi Village, near the shores of Lake Albert on the DR Congo side of the border.

“The patient died on the 19th of September 2018, at Tchomia General Hospital which is quite close to Uganda. She was a contact of two previously confirmed cases (her mother and sister), thus a high risk contact. We are informed that she got lost to follow up when she moved to Kasenyi,” said Dr Charles Olaro, the Director General Health Services, in a statement.

Dr Olaro said the patient then later became sick, and was admitted at Tchomia General Hospital where she later died.

“A sample was taken from her and…

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