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Contacts of Masaka first Ebola patient discharged

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All the 42 people who had been identified as contacts to the first confirmed Ebola case from Masaka district have been discharged from institutional quarantine after showing no symptoms of the deadly virus. These had been identified as Ebola suspects during the contact tracing process …

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Four Ebola survivors discharged from Mubende Hospital

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four survivors, who have been undergoing treatment at the Ebola Treatment Unit – ETU in Mubende have been discharged. They were discharged on Thursday amid jubilation by the health workers, district technical staff, and members of the Ebola Taskforce led by Mubende Resident District …

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ANALYSIS: Ebola fight

EBOLA FIGHT: The good and bad news Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health on average receives about 160 alerts every day of possible Ebola, according to the Disease Outbreak News (DON) of Nov.24 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It says during the week commencing Nov.14, …

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EBOLA: Museveni outlines progress, extends lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has acknowledged the progress achieved in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease but extended the lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts by 21 days. The lockdown restricts movements in and out, as a measure to prevent the spread of the disease. Museveni …

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Ebola: Hope for vaccines increases

WHO ships in three evaluated candidate vaccines as outbreak evolves Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | First doses of candidate vaccines against the Sudan Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Uganda in the coming days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Supplies of one of the …

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WHO says urgent funds needed to support Uganda Ebola response

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said urgent funds are needed to support the Ebola response in Uganda and the readiness in neighboring countries. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa told reporters that only 20 percent of the 88.2-million-U.S. dollar appeal has been collected. …

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