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Uganda should brace for more influenza viruses – Experts

Risk of having continuous zoonotic diseases happening in Africa is 100% according to Dr Mohammed Lamorde. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in infectious diseases have asked the government to build resilient systems in tackling epidemics and pandemics. Speaking during the annual Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) science fair that closed …

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DR Congo reports 2nd positive Ebola case

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A second positive case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed on Wednesday evening in the health zone of Butembo, North-Kivu province, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The response team said the second confirmed case is a 60-year-old farmer, who died on February 10, …

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MOH carrying out Ebola risk assessment in border districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is assessing the risk that the recently declared Ebola case in DRC presents to the country. According to the health ministry, surveillance teams have been sent to the border districts of Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundigudbyo to study the situation and give …

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New Ebola case emerges in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | A new positive case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in North Kivu, a province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the communication made by the Minister of Public Health Eteni Longondo on Congolese national television (RTNC) on Sunday. The victim is …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola epidemic

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of the country’s latest Ebola epidemic on Wednesday, after the outbreak in the past five months had killed 55 people. “I am happy to solemnly declare the end of the 11th epidemic of the Ebola virus in Equateur …

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MOH yet to award contract to complete national isolation center

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is yet to award a contract for the completion of the remodeling of the National Isolation Centre in Entebbe. The National Isolation centre located in Manyago, Entebbe Municipality was set up in 2009 to handle medical emergencies that require isolation such as …

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Health Ministry rules out Ebola outbreak in Masindi

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Results from the samples of a man who died recently in Masindi district with Ebola-like symptoms have turned out negative. The 28-year-old man from Kitanyata 2 village in Kiruuli sub county was rushed to Masindi Hospital on Friday last week with severe fever, diarrhoea …

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Resident dies with Ebola like symptoms in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high in Kitanyata 2 village in Kiruuli sub county in Masindi district following the death of a resident with Ebola-like symptoms. 28-year-old Moses Abigaba died at Masindi Hospital on Friday where he had been admitted while hemorrhaging from the mouth, nose and other …

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