The RDC said that the district has already tasked all Health Facilities in the district to put in place isolation centers where they can manage suspected patients before evacuating then to the main isolation center at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.
District has issued guidelines aimed at preventing an Ebola outbreak.
the Ministry of Health announced an outbreak of Ebola in the country after the
death of a 24-year-old man from Madudu Sub County in Mubende district, which is
145 Kilometers from Fort Portal.
the ministry, a sample taken from the deceased was identified as the relatively
rare Sudan strain of Ebola, a severe, and often fatal illness affecting humans
and other primates.
journalists in Fort Portal on Thursday, the Kabarole Resident District
Commissioner Festus Bandeeba the Kabarole District Resident Commissioner who is
also the head of the District task force said that some of the measures include
sensitization and mobilizing the public through radio stations.
also cautioned people against making necessary movements. He added that the
district has already tasked all health facilities in the district to put in
place isolation centers where suspected cases will be managed before they are
evacuated to the main isolation center at Fort Portal Regional Referral
Bandeeba, the district task force will liaise with Fort Portal City authorities
and form response and surveillance teams. He asked the residents to embrace the
guidelines if the outbreak of the disease is to be contained.
“We agreed that...
Cue out: ...
when you must.”//
Tumwebaze, the District Surveillance Officer called on residents to be vigilant
and report to health and security authorities any suspicious persons in their
area for quick action.
//Cue in: “The incubation period...
...able to transmit.”//
Tukahirwa, the acting District Health Officer Kabarole said that, in the meantime,
health workers will be using logistics and the Personal Protection
Equipment-PPEs that were used during COVID-19.
In 2007, an Ebola outbreak was reported in the Bundibugyo district. According
to records from the Ministry of Health, 143 Ebola cases were reported
out of which 36 people
among them medical workers succumbed to the virus.
the World Health Organization-WHO, a person with Ebola presents with the
following signs and symptoms Fever, Aches and pains, such as severe headache
and muscle and joint pain, weakness and fatigue, Sore throat, Loss of appetite,
bloody diarrhea and urine, vomiting, bleeding in all body openings. Other
symptoms may include red eyes, skin rash, and hiccups (late-stage.