Mbale Regional Referral Hospital has registered its first suspected Ebola suspect, the District Health Officer, Dr. Johnathan Wangisi has revealed.
According to Dr. Wangisi, they received a suspected case of a 16-year-old boy from Kumi district who reported at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital on Thursday morning with Ebola-like symptoms including hemorrhaging from his body parts and fever among others.
He explains that they isolated the suspects and picked samples for analysis at the Uganda Virus Research Institute at Entebbe.
Dr. Wangisi has asked the political leaders to support the government by encouraging people to observe the standard operating procedures such as washing hands, avoiding crowds, and taking suspected to health facilities for attention.
According to the Ministry of Health, Uganda has cumulatively registered 136 confirmed cases, 62 recoveries and 53 deaths.
The primary symptoms of Ebola include fever, aches, and pains, such as severe headaches and muscle and joint pain, weakness and fatigue, sore throat, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, unexplained hemorrhaging, bleeding, or bruising
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