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Health Ministry stops surveillance of all Ebola contacts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has declared Kasese district Ebola free and stopped following up on Ebola contacts there. No new Ebola case has been registered in the district since last month’s outbreak. Three people who had traveled to DRC to bury a relative entered Uganda …

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No Ebola in West Nile says Health Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says no ebola-related death has been registered in West Nile region’s Arua district. She however says Uganda has stepped up vigilance as the ebola virus disease spreads further in Democratic Republic of Congo. Arua district in Uganda shares a …

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Arua on high alert after Ebola case near Uganda-DRC border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua and other West Nile districts are on a fresh Ebola alert after unidentified woman died of Ebola in Ariwara town, 34 kilometres from Arua town. The development has put security teams and health officials under pressure to trace for 177 contact persons the victim …

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Health Ministry downplays calls to declare Kasese Ebola-free

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of health has downplayed calls to declare Kasese district free of the deadly Ebola Virus. A call had been made by the District Deputy Resident District Commissioner Joshua Masereka for the district to be declared Ebola-free on grounds that disease had been …

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456 vaccinated against Ebola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 456 people have been vaccinated against Ebola using the Ebola rVsV that has proved to be 97 percent effective in protecting people against the deadly disease. The vaccine being used is produced by Merck Pharmaceuticals. Those vaccinated are believed to have been in contact …

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Uganda needs Ugx 28b to contain Ebola- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs USD 7.5 million ( 28 billion Shillings) to tackle the current Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Kasese district. Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says funding is the biggest component of Uganda’s Ebola response as the country remains on high alert …

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