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Kagadi district health officials closely monitoring 36 ebola contacts

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Kagadi health authorities are closely monitoring 36 people believed to have come into contact with a 23-year-old man who succumbed to Ebola in the district last week.

The District Ebola Taskforce traced the contacts and placed them under home care for close monitoring following the death of the Ebola victim, at St. Ambrose Charity health center IV.

The victim according to health officials traveled to Mubende district, which is the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak.

He later returned to his home in Rugashali town council, Kagadi district and developed a severe illness.

Nicholas Kamukama, the Kagadi Resident District Commissioner-RDC who doubles as the Ebola taskforce chairperson said, that they managed to trace 36 contacts who are being closely monitored by the district Ebola surveillance team in their homes.

The RDC says the district has also established an Ebola treatment unit at Kagadi general hospital.