Another Ebola Case Confirmed At Kagadi Hosptal
The Ministry of Health has Tuesday started the reintegration of suspected patients into their communities after weeks of treatment and monitoring.
Health experts have also managed to successfully treat and save the lives of four Ebola patients while 3 have died since the breakout of the epidemic was confirmed late last month.
Below is the full statement issued Tuesday by the Health Ministry.
The Ministry of Health wishes to clarify on media reports alleging that three more cases at Kagadi government Hospital were yesterday confirmed to have Ebola.
There are no new confirmed cases as the people being referred to were confirmed by August 3 and admitted in the acute section of the isolation facility. All samples tested since August 3 have tested negative for Ebola.
The Ministry of Health wishes to further clarify that since the onset of the epidemic, 10 cases have been confirmed to have Ebola.
Of these, three died, three are still admitted at the Kagadi Hospital isolation facility while four recovered from the highly deadly contagious disease.
All confirmed cases are from Kibaale district as samples taken from parts of the country tested negative.
All patients that tested negative are being discharged and re-integrated into their communities as per the discharge protocol.
Every discharged case receives a discharge package including new beddings, clothing, kitchen ware, jerry cans and many others.
Yesterday, the hospital registered one more suspected case bringing the current number of admissions to 30.
The Ministry of Health surveillance team is following up to 248 people who got in contact with the dead and suspects.
A total of 84 people have completed the 21 days for monitoring meaning that they did not contract the disease and are therefore presumed free from the disease.
A total of 400 sets of personal protective equipment and body bags donated by the world Health Organisation were yesterday delivered to Kibaale hospital to reinforce the safety control programme.
The Ministry of health mobile vans, airing short messages of Ebola prevention and control have so far covered nine sub counties.
A total number of 62 village health teams and Red Cross volunteers were yesterday delivered to Kibaale Town Council.
The ministry of heath assures the general public that all necessary measures are being done to contain the spread the epidemic and there should be no panic.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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