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BULIISA TO REACTIVATE EBOLA SCREENING POINTS

The points are Butiaba, Walukuba, Kabolwa, Wanseko and at the Murchison Falls National Park targeting the tourists.

By Innocent Atuganyira

BULIISA: The health experts in the oil rich Buliisa district are set to reactivate the Ebola disease screening points.

The revelation was made Wednesday evening by Dr. Robert Mugabe, the Buliisa district health educator speaking to this online news publication.

Mugabe said they already have plans to reactivate the Ebola screening points at the DRC border entrance points. The points are Butiaba, Walukuba, Kabolwa, Wanseko and at the Murchison Falls National Park targeting the tourists.

The health specialist also said that they have instructed the health centre in-charges in the district to create isolation rooms for the suspected Ebola victims.

Mugabe also explained that they have a team of surveillance people who are in place to take the risks and be on standby to handle the suspected Ebola victims.

‘’Unfortunately we don’t have protective gear such as coveralls, however, I have directed the laboratory personnel to pick them from the Hoima regional referral hospital,’’ he said.

The health expert asked the public to be vigilant and report strangers, sudden death or anyone who shows up with Ebola related signs and symptoms.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed a first case of Ebola outbreak in the country.

Dr. Diana Atwine the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health said the case is a 24 year old male, a resident of Ngabano village in Madudu Sub County in Mubende District presented with EVD symptoms and later succumbed.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Ebola

  • Fever.
  • Aches and pains, such as severe headache and muscle and joint pain.
  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Sore throat.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
  • Unexplained hemorrhaging, bleeding or bruising.

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