Results from suspected Ebola case in Masindi turns out Negative

Suspected Ebola case in Masindi turns out negative; Online Photo

Laboratory results from the samples of a man who recently died in Masindi district with Ebola-like symptoms have turned out negative.

The 28-year-old man identified as Moses Abigaba a resident of Kitanyata II Village in Kiruuli Sub County was rushed to Masindi Hospital last week with severe fever, diarrhea and oozing blood from his nose and mouth.

He died on Friday shortly after arrival at Masindi Hospital.

His relatives retrieved the body from the hospital without clearance prompting a team of health workers to storm the funeral and conduct the burial within the prescribed health standards.

Samples from the deceased were also retrieved and tested for Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

Patrick Baguma, the Masindi District Health Officer (DHO) on Thursday confirmed that laboratory results were found to be negative. Baguma also dismissed fears that there was a fresh Ebola outbreak in the district.

Baguma called for calm among residents and asked them to be cautious and report suspicious cases to health officers for quick response.



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