STRANGE MUBENDE DISEASE SPREADS TO KIBAALE
The strange disease that has been ravaging residents of Mubende District has now spread to Kibaale District causing anxiety among residents.
Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer in the Health Ministry, says the rapid response team has identified a suspect in Kibaale manifesting signs and symptoms of the strange disease, which has so far claimed seven lives.
He says the suspect is admitted in the isolation Centre at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.
Ainebyoona says the surveillance team has also extended its scope to capture areas where the disease was first reported and in the neighboring Kakumiro and Kibaale districts.
The patient from Kibaale brings to eighteen the number of suspects under close supervision in the isolation ward.
When the disease broke out, several samples were taken to from the suspects and dispatched to Uganda Virus Research Institute, which failed to give conclusive results from the samples.
After failing to get conclusive results from the samples submitted to Uganda Virus Research Institute, the Health Ministry dispatched several samples to the Center for Diseases Control-CDC in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.
Ainebyoona notes that epidemiologists are still studying the connection between the victims and pattern of the cases as they wait for the results from CDC laboratories.
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