30 Killed By Ebola, Over 70 Battling The Virus

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The Uganda Virus Research Institute -UVRI has confirmed six Ebola cases in children in studying in Kampala City. The children are from three schools all located in the Lubaga division of Kampala. As you read this, the ministry of health has embarked on tracing the contacts of the six children.

So far 21 Ebola cases have been confirmed in Uganda’s capital which brings the accumulative number to 109. Whoever, 30 out of the total number of positive Ebola cases have succumbed to it.

Not only have the common persons been killed by Ebola, but six health workers have also not been lucky enough to survive it. This disease was first diagnosed in the Mubende district but it has since been confirmed in Kampala, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Kagadi, Mityana, and Fort Portal.

In Kampala, the disease was spread by persons who traveled from Mubende and stayed in the Makindye division areas. At least seven family members in Kampala have tested positive and are being treated in Entebbe hospital.

Uganda’s minister for health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, said one of the five school pupils found to be having the Ebola virus is a Primary Seven candidate waiting to sit for Primary Leaving Exams -PLE in a week’s time.

Nevertheless, Dr Aceng was optimistic that the P7 candidate will have recovered fully by the time PLE starts. Although the schools in which Ebola cases have been confirmed have been concealed, the social media wannabes have already started circulating their names.

In a bid to control the spread of Ebola, President Yoweri Museveni imposed a 21 days lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts. Kampala dwellers are also expressing worry over the looming lockdown especially if the numbers continue swelling.