Health Minister Hon Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero has let the cat out of the bag on how a medical worker in Mubende District sexually transmitted Ebola to his girlfriend. #WhisperEyeNews
Dr. Aceng said the doctor had dismissed scientifically proven facts that Ebola can be sexually transmitted.
“Its (Ebola virus) is sexually transmitted. When I say stay away [from sex] for one year, I am telling you science, and you have to use a condom,” she said on Friday while meeting editors in Kampala.
“Someone tried to experiment with it in Mubende, and the woman is in the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). I won’t mention names, but I laughed at it because it’s even a medical person who thought I was trying to tell stories. The girlfriend is now infected. If she survives, she will come out to tell the story and she will be our ambassador,” the Health minister said.
Dr. Aceng told editors that the ministry and its partners are doing their best to contain the Ebola disease to avoid massive spread like previously in West Africa.
“And when Uganda is locked up, we shall have no business. All your international trade will be gone and the international community will take over your news, we don’t want that to happen, we want to continue with our lives,” she said.
Dr. Aceng said that all people who have tested positive for Ebola should avoid going into bed with their patterners for at least one year as a precaution to make sure that Ebola is completely out of their bodies.