Two more Ebola cases have been confirmed in Jinja district, Eastern Uganda, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Mohammed Kigongo has revealed.
According to Kigongo, the victims include the daughter of Dan Waiswa, who succumbed to Ebola last week, and her 18-month-old daughter, both residents of Kayalwe B village in Buyengo town council.
Kigongo says that patients are admitted at the Entebbe-based national Ebola treatment center, whereas, their four close contacts are being quarantined for 21 days after testing negative.
He says that the district Ebola task force is liaising with the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital-JRRH surveillance teams to track down 25 high-risk contacts for quarantine.
Alfred Yayi, the Director of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says that the Ministry of Health has dispatched experts to boost the ongoing prevention and community sensitization efforts geared towards containing the spread of Ebola to the neighboring communities.
According to Yayi, they plan to set up a temporary quarantine center in Buyengo town council to help the contacts access health workers with ease.
Meanwhile as the region registers more two cases, President Museveni is slated to address the nation today.