Deceased Congolese in Pakwach Tests Negative for Ebola

According to the findings, the Congolese woman tested negative for all hemorrhagic fevers
Dr.Jane Aceng,Minister of Health
Test results for a Congolese woman who was suspected to have died of Ebola have come back negative according to the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

The unidentified lady passed away on Sunday evening in Nyabang Village in Alwi Sub County after presenting Ebola like symptoms like join muscle pain, stomach aches, body weakness, lack of appetite, sore throat and vomiting.

Dr. Jane Aceng, the minister of health says that the results show that the woman tested negative for all hemorrhagic fevers.

“The lady who passed away in Pakwach tested negative for all the hemorrhagic fevers.” Samples from the deceased were tested for Ebola, Marburg, Rift Valley Fever, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever and Anthrax.

It is still not known how the deceased entered the country, although investigations are still ongoing.

Dr. Aceng called upon the whole country to be vigilant and co-operates with all health, security and immigration officials to ensure effective screening at all entry points. 

Pakwach is one of the high risk districts that are under surveillance following the outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo last year in August. As of last week, a total of 2025 Ebola cases had been reported in DR Congo. 1357 deaths have been recorded in the country. 

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