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Ministry of Health Confirms First Fatal Ebola Case in Jinja District

By Our Reporter

 

JINJA

 

A fatal Ebola case has been confirmed in Kayalwe B village, Buyengo sub-county, Jinja district.

 

This was confirmed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Jane Aceng Ocero in a statement yesterday 13th November 2022 where she said the case was a 45-year-old male who is linked to a probable case, his brother.

 

According to Aceng, the brother to the deceased is linked to the Rubaga cluster and travelled to Jinja where he was ill for 10 days and passed on the 3rd November 2022.

 

“The confirmed fatal case also died at his home on 10th November and was buried on 12th November,” Dr. Aceng said.

 

She revealed further that a sample was obtained on the 10th from the dead body, by health workers from St Catherine Medical center, Luzinya Buwenge, a private clinic where he had sought treatment before passing on.

 

Locals in Jinja have been advised to remain vigilant to stop the spread of Ebola after Jinja district registered its first case of Ebola in Buyengo sub-country.

 

Contact tracing and epidemiological investigations have been activated, according to the Minister.

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