Ebola cases rise to 14
By: Melanie Aanyu
Ebola cases in Kampala have risen to 14 after nine more people tested positive, the Ministry of Health has announced.
The Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, in her tweet this morning (Moday 24th. Oct.20220), said the nine new cases that had been under quarantine at Mulago hospital, are contacts of the original cases from Kassanda District.
The minister’s announcement comes just hours after she on Sunday said that Kampala had five cases, after two more people from the Mulago isolation unit had been confirmed and these had been transferred to the Entebbe Ebola Treatment Unit.
The new confirmed cases include seven family members [of the deceased from Kassanda] from Masanafu and one health worker who managed him in a private clinic together with his wife from Seguku, according to the minister.
According to the Ministry of Health, this brings cumulative confirmed cases to 84 in the country as of October 24, 2022.