Good news on Ebola

The latest update from the Ministry of Health indicates that the 3 people who were being investigated for Ebola do not have the disease.

The country has been on alert for Ebola after a 12-year old girl died of the disease in Luwero district.

3 of the 25 people who got into contact with the victim had developed Ebola-like symptoms forcing the ministry to carry out the said tests.

A statement issued this morning by the Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. Deniss Lwamaffa indicates that the trio is currently admitted at Bombo military hospital and remains under close supervision.

Dr. Lwamaffa says the other suspect who had been reported in Bugiri district earlier was diagnosed with malaria and is steadily improving.

He adds that the ministry has intensified surveillance in the various districts under alert.

The ministry of health continues to appeal to the public to report any suspected cases promptly to the nearest health centre.