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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Uganda on high Alert for Ebola

By Esther Nakkazi

Uganda is on high-alert on Ebola following two more deaths suspected to be from the disease. The ministry of Health says two people suffering from high-fever and unexplained bleeding died in Luweero were the first death was reported two weeks ago.

The ministry is also investigating one patient from Katwe in Kasese district who has been reported with signs of Ebola. Uganda has one case of confirmed death since Ebola broke out on May 12,2011 and 19 have been tested at the Uganda Virus Institute, Entebbe. But many more people are being monitored. The suspected districts on high alert for Ebola in Uganda are Luweero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Mukono, Kampala and Wakiso.

Ebola isolation camp in Kampala

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