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Another Medic succumbs to the deadly Ebola virus

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed another health worker as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus, the Health Ministry has reported.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister announced the death of Ms Margaret Nabisubi, an anesthetic officer, this morning (Wednesday) .

In a tweet Dr Aceng revealed  the 58-year-old succumbed to Ebola at 4.33am this morning at Fort Portal Hospital (JMedic) after battling the disease for 17 days.

She said the late Margaret is the 4th health worker we have lost in the current Ebola outbreak after the probable case of the midwife, Dr. Mohammed Ali and the health assistant in Kagadi District.

Since the outbreak was announced last month, the confirmed cases had increased from 1 to 43 and the deaths have also increased from 1 to 9 as of Tuesday.

According to the Health Ministry, EVD is transmitted through contact with the blood, stool or fluids of an infected person and objects that have been contaminated with body fluids from an infected person.