The minister for health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has called on residents in Kampala to report themselves to designated health facilities if they suspect to have contracted the Ebola Virus Disease.
This comes after the ministry registered 14 Ebola cases in Greater Kampala over the weekend.
“Yesterday 23rd Oct 2022, nine individuals were confirmed positive for Ebola in Greater Kampala region bringing the total number of cases to 14 in the last 48 hours.
The 9 cases are contacts of the fatal case who came from Kassanda district and passed on in Mulago Hospital,” Dr Aceng said Monday morning.
“Seven family members are from Masanafu and one health worker who managed him in a private clinic together with his wife from Seguku,” she added.
“Fellow Ugandans, let’s be vigilant. Report yourself if you have had contact or know of a person who has had contact. Let’s cooperate to end Ebola,”
The ministry said Ebola, a highly infectious and deadly disease, is spread through direct contact with blood, saliva, faeces, vomit, urine or sweat of an infected person.
The signs and symptoms of Ebola include sudden onset of fever, headache, muscle pain, intense body weakness, bleeding from body openings, sore throat, vomiting and bloody diarrhoaea or urine.