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Suspected ebola patient dies in Nebbi

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

A 57-year-old man who reportedly presented signs of Ebola Virus Disease has died in Nebbi District, West Nile sub region, health authorities have said .
Samples of the suspected case, a resident of Ogonjo village in Erussi Sub County in Nebbi District have been sent to the laboratory for testing.

Nebbi District Health Officer (DHO), Dr Justine Okwairwoth this morning(wednesday) said the deceased presented acute signs and symptoms, especially fever, bloody diarrhoea and vomiting of blood.

Okwairwoth said the suspected Ebola victim died two hours after his admission at Orussi Health centre III.

Dr Okwairwoth said the deceased had just returned from the neighbouring DR Congo where he traveled to attend one of his relatives’ burial ceremony at the weekend.

Nebbi Resident District Commissioner, Mr Robert Abak, urged leaders in Nebbi to collaborate with leaders in DR Congo to set up Ebola surveillance teams at border points to mitigate the spread of the virus.

 According to the health ministry’s last update on Monday, the total number of cases identified in Uganda stood at 43 with 10 confirmed virus deaths.