Ebola kills 1, it is back, health ministry confirms deadly disease in Mubende. #Ebola #WhisperEyeNews #EbolaOutbreakUG
The latest from the ministry of health indicates that Ebola is back in the country.
In a statement earlier today Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mubende District, Uganda.
” The confirmed case is a 24 year old male a resident Ngabano village of Madudu Sub County in Mubende District presented with EVD symptoms and later succumbed “, a tweet reads.
The clinical team took off samples for testing at UVRI. Results confirmed that the patient was positive for the Ebola-Sudan strain and partners have dispatched a Rapid Response Team to Mubende District to support the teams in surveillance, contact tracing, and case management. , a tweet further stated.
What is Ebola ?
Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a rare but severe, often fatal illness in humans.
The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.