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First Ebola deaths confirmed in Jinja

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

The deceased was a 45-year-old male linked to a probable case, his brother.

The brother, who is linked to the Rubaga cluster travelled to Jinja where he was ill for 10 days and died on the 3rd November 2022. The confirmed fatal case also died at his home on 10th November and was buried on 12th November.

A sample was obtained on the 10th from the dead body, by healthworkers from St Catherine Medical center, Luzinya Buwenge, a private clinic where he had sought treatment before passing on.

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed the incident. Dr. Aceng says contact tracing and epidemiological investigations have been activated.

Fellow Ugandans, Dr. Aceng said, “let’s remain vigilant! if you have had contact with an Ebola case, do not run away, report to the nearest public health facility.”

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