EXCLUSIVE: Another Ebola Case Suspected In Jinja


prescription geneva; font-size: small;”>According to an Eye Report by our reader, a one Nyanzi, a baby which was admitted at Jinja Hospital Children’s Unit died on Monday.

“Parents have been refused to take their baby for burial,” Nyanzi told our news desk today morning.

If true, the development could expose the health ministry’s failure to contain the deadly epidemic and also confirm reports that it is spreading to different parts of the country.

However, according to Dr Ruth Jane Aceng, Director General of Health Services at the Health Ministry, there has been no confirmed Ebola for the last ten days in the country.

“The last confirmed case of Ebola was admitted on August 4, 2012 in Kagadi hospital. So far, a total of 43 patients have been discharged from the isolation facility at Kagadi hospital,” she said Tuesday.

Aceng says the total number of patients on admission is 11.

“Of these, two are confirmed cases of Ebola while 9 are suspected cases currently undergoing investigations. The discharged patients have been supported to reintegrate into the communities are being followed by our surveillance teams,” she notes.

“The Ministry of health wishes to inform the public that no confirmed Ebola case has been reported outside Kibaale district. We appeal to the general public to be vigilant and report any suspected cases to the nearest health facility or call the following hotlines 0781295308, 0750996034,” Aceng concludes.


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