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Six medical workers at Mubende hospital test positive for Ebola

Ebola response team at Mubende hospital.

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six health workers at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital have tested positive for Ebola virus disease.

According to Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, three are medical workers, two are interns and one medical student. The samples of the health workers were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute which confirmed the Ebola virus.

Dr Alex Adaku, the Director of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital says that they are waiting to receive the six medical workers. According to Adaku, the health workers will be managed at the Joint Mobile Emerging Disease Intervention Clinical Capability-JMEDICC clinic.

Rosemary Byabashaija, the Mubende Resident District Commissioner says that currently, there are 42 people admitted at the Ebola center in Mubende with 16 people tested and confirmed to be positive for Ebola virus. She said that one died bringing to six while 19 others died in the villages making 25, the total number of deaths.

She said that at least 300 contact persons have since been traced from the villages and that they have created more space for the suspected and confirmed Ebola patients after an isolation centre was created at Madudu health center III.



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