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EBOLA CASES CONFIRMED IN KYEGEGWA, KASANDA

According to the tweet seen by this website, cumulative cases are 34 while confirmed are 16 and 18 probable.

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA: The Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed three cases of Ebola in Kyegegwa and one in Kasanda district.

According to the tweet seen by this website, cumulative cases are 34 while confirmed are 16 and 18 probable.

Cumulative deaths are 21 while 4 are confirmed and 17 are probable.

According to the ministry of health, no confirmed cases in Kampala as yet.

Last week, it announced the outbreak of Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever whose symptoms include intense body weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, vomiting, diarrhoea and rashes among others.

The current outbreak, attributed to the Ebola Sudan strain, appears to have started in Mubende district around the beginning of September, authorities have said.

The first casualty was a 24-year old man who died earlier this week in Mubende.

The World Health Organization says the Ebola Sudan strain is less transmissible and has shown a lower fatality rate in previous outbreaks than Ebola Zaire, a strain that killed nearly 2,300 people in the 2018-2020 epidemic in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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