Uganda urges vigilance as Ebola cases rise to 5
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Uganda urges vigilance as Ebola cases rise to 5

Uganda’s Ministry of |Health has advised the public to remain vigilant as the Ebola cases in the capital city of Kampala continue to rise.

Minister of Health, Ruth Aceng, said in a tweet that two more contacts of the people under quarantine at the country’s Mulago National Referral Hospital on Saturday tested positive, bringing the cumulative number to five.

On Friday, three people of those under quarantine tested positive.

Aceng said all the cases in Kampala were contacts to a confirmed case that had earlier passed on at the hospital.

Over 50 people are still under quarantine at the referral hospital, according to the ministry.

The rare Sudan strain of Ebola broke out in Uganda on Sept. 20 in the central district of Mubende.

Mubende and neighbouring Kassanda districts are under total lockdown as the government strives to contain the spread of the disease.

The Ministry of Health figures on Thursday showed that the country has so far registered 65 positive cases and 27 deaths.

SOURCE: Xinhua

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