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Ebola outbreak in Mubende District

Friday, 21 October 2022 16:57
URCS volunteers undergoing a Safe and Dignified Burial training in
Mubende district

On 20th September 2022, the Ministry of Health (MoH) declared an Ebola outbreak in Mubende District located in Central Uganda.

According to latest statistics from the MoH dated 10th October 2022, there were 54 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 20 probable deaths.

New Cases 6,Cumulative confirmed cases 54, Confirmed Deaths 20, Recoveries 20. Ebola has been so far confirmed in 5 districts in Uganda including Kagadi, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kassanda, Bunyangabu.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur mostly on the African continent. EVD most commonly affects people and non-human primates (such as monkeys, gorillas,and chimpanzees).

It is caused by an infection with a group of viruses within the genus Ebola virus. The Ebola virus is a deadly virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates.

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after contact with the virus, with an average of 8 to 10 days. The course of the illness typically progresses from “dry” symptoms initially (such as fever, aches and pains, and fatigue), and then progresses to “wet”. symptoms (such as diarrhea and vomiting) as the person becomes sicker.

Primary signs and symptoms of Ebola often include some or several of the following: Fever, Aches and pains, such as severe headache and muscle and joint pain, Weakness and fatigue, Sore throat, Loss of appetite, Gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, Unexplained hemorrhaging, bleeding or bruising.

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