Uganda: 19 People Die of Ebola Outbreak, five medical staff recover
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 12, 2022
So far nineteen (19) people have been confirmed dead as a result of the new Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
According to reports from the ministry of health, five medical staff members that contracted the virus from treating the first confirmed case in the east African nation in September have recovered and have been discharged from an isolation unit in Entebbe.
The country’s health minister Jane Aceng added that five affected districts have seen “54 cumulative confirmed cases”, with 19 deaths and 20 recoveries.
Meanwhile, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Mubende district, in the center of the country, before the epidemic, confirmed by the authorities on September 20, spread to the neighboring districts of Kassanda, Kyegegwa and Kagadi.
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