Press Statement On Rumoured Ebola Outbreak In Mubende District – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has noted with concern reports of an Ebola outbreak in
Mubende district making rounds across the different media platforms. We would like to inform the public that there is no Ebola outbreak in Mubende or any other part of the country.

What was quoted in the media is rather a case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

On the night of 21st May 2018, a 35-year-old male from Nkoko subcounty in Bugangaizi county, Kakumiro district presented at Melt Care Clinic with a high fever and vomiting and was admitted for two days. Since he was not improving, the relatives transferred him to Galde medical clinic in Kakumiro district on 23rd May from where he was referred to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.
The clinician on duty at Mubende RRH immediately transferred the patient to the hospital isolation room where he received intravenous fluids. Unfortunately, he died during that same night at around 1am. Samples were taken off the body and were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

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Press Statement - Suspected Ebola In Mubende

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