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EBOLA: Uganda repatriates 5 to DRC after 2nd patient dies

Bwera, Uganda | AFP | A grandmother in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials said Thursday, the second fatality in the country since a major outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed the border. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced Wednesday that Uganda had recorded three cases of Ebola …

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Another person succumbs to ebola in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Another person who tested positive of Ebola in Kasese has died.  The deceased is the grandmother to the five-year-old boy who succumbed to the same disease on Tuesday night.  Dr Yusuf Baseke the Kasese District Health Officer says the old woman who has been undergoing …

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Health ministry to conduct ebola ring vaccination in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is set to carry out ring vaccination of all persons believed to have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district.  The vaccination is scheduled to start on Thursday June 14, 2019. It will cover all persons suspected …

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How Ebola virus has spread to Uganda from DRC

Kampala, Uganda | Grace Matsiko – AFP | A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday. Uganda has been on high alert since the outbreak across …

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New measures launched to strengthen Ebola response outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed UN Ebola Response Emergency Coordinator David Gressly has declared that there is ‘no time to waste’ as the worst ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo enters its tenth month. The Declaration came with new measures to strengthen the …

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