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Suspected Ebola Victim Dies in Kanungu

The hospital Executive Director, Dr Edwin Birungi Mutahunga confirms that Kajangu was admitted in an isolation ward after he presented high fever, vomiting and passing stool with blood, red eyes and lack of appetite.

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A 35-year-old man displaying Ebola-like symptoms has died in kanungu district. 

Daniel Kajangu, a resident of Nyamirambi-Rugando cell, Kayonza Sub County died a day after he was admitted in an isolation ward at Bwindi Hospital,  according to a family member.

The hospital Executive Director, Dr Edwin Birungi Mutahunga says that Kajangu was admitted in an isolation ward after presenting high fever, vomiting and passing stool with blood, red eyes and lack of appetite.

Birungi says that blood samples of the deceased have already been taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-Entebbe for analysis. 

//Cue in: “ omurweire ogwe ayizireho…

Cue out: …high alert.”//

Birungi says that all the attendants and health workers who got in contact with the deceased have been isolated at the facility for monitoring.  He adds that a boda boda rider who also helped in the transporting of the deceased when he was sick to the hospital has also been admitted at the isolation ward.

//Cue in: “ na'bashaho ababeire bamukozireho…

Cue out: …bejwanze na'bandi.”//

The Kanungu District Health Educator, Athanasius Karungi says that, they have embarked on sensitizing locals to report other people they suspect to have got in contact with the deceased. 

Karungi says that they have strengthened surveillance at Butogoter, the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo to make sure that every person who enters the country is screened. 

Since August 2018, when the Ebola outbreak was first detected in North Kivu region, Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than 200 cases, which have resulted in 135 deaths, according to World Health Organization-WHO.

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