Uganda confirms fatal Ebola case in Kayalwe B village, Jinja District

Uganda through Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth has confirmed a fatal case of Ebola in Kayalwe B village in Jinja District.

Taking on social media, the Health Minister noted that the decease was a 45-year-old man who is contracted the virus from his brother who passed after falling ill for 10 days.

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“A confirmed fatal Ebola case has been reported in Kayalwe B village, Buyengo sub-county, Jinja district. This was a 45-year-old male who is linked to a probable case, his brother.

The brother, who is linked to the Rubaga cluster travelled to Jinja where he was ill for 10 days and passed on the 3rd November 2022. The confirmed fatal case also died at his home on 10th November and was buried on 12th November.” Said DR. Ruth

A sample from the deceased was collected on 10th November as the ministry commences contact tracing to curb the spread of the virus.

“A sample was obtained on the 10th from the dead body, by healthworkers from St Catherine Medical center, Luzinya Buwenge, a private clinic where he had sought treatment before passing on. Contact tracing and epidemiological investigations have been activated.

Fellow Ugandans, let’s remain vigilant! if you have had contact with an Ebola case, do not run away, report to the nearest public health facility.” Said Dr. Ruth

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