According to residents of Bugogo Town Council where the girl was, when she presented with signs like vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever and headache family members thought that it was witchcraft and instead of taking her to a health facility the girl was rushed to traditional healer for management. On 11 September, the girl passed on.
Winnie Kasibayo the Kyegegwa Deputy Resident District Commissioner and head of the District Ebola Task Force says that as part of the surveillance, they are restoring the isolation units at Kyegegwa Hospital to accommodate suspected Ebola cases.
At around 10a.m. when Uganda Radio Network visited, some patients were still coming to the facility one by one, many of them ignoring a water tank just outside the facility meant for hand washing, one of the most publicized ways of keeping away Corona Virus Disease (COVID -19) germs at bay.The disease which is currently ravaging the world has affected 540,832 by today.