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  • #16
    Ministry of Health- Uganda@MinofHealthUG FollowFollow
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    Dear All,Please desist from spreading rumors such as the message below. There is NO Ebola in Wakiso or any other part of Uganda other than Kasese District. As of now, we do NOT have any confirmed case of Ebola in Kasese & no suspect cases in isolation.






    8:14 AM - 15 Jun 2019

    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #17
      Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng@JaneRuth_Aceng Jun 15

      All 4 suspect cases tested NEGATIVE for Ebola. 112 contacts have been line listed for follow up. Once again,please don’t spread rumors about the Ebola outbreak. Follow @MinofHealthUG @JaneRuth_Aceng @tegegny and @WHOUganda for authentic updates on the current Ebola outbreak.


      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #18
        Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng@JaneRuth_Aceng 18m18 minutes ago More



        To all journalists, health workers and the general public I have seen and read with dismay the several wrong messages circulating on social media and other media platforms about current Ebola outbreak. I appeal to you all please please desist from spreading false rumours like







        Ministry of Health- Uganda, WHO Uganda and Yonas Tegegn WOLDEMARIAM

        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #19
          Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng@JaneRuth_Aceng 19m19 minutes ago
          Ebola is not something to joke with, it kills.Your irresponsible reporting can cause unnecessary panic among the population & greatly affect our response @MinofHealthUG has spokespersons, the Director General & Minister for Health who keep population informed on a regular basis


          Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng@JaneRuth_Aceng 17m17 minutes ago
          I believe we are doing it very well. We do so after getting results of blood samples from suspect cases. Those wrongly informing the public have no access to this information. I therefore appeal to the public to ignore all information from social media if it does not quote the DG
          or the Minister of Health and these should only be on the authentic platforms. Please follow the example of our numerous partners who have access to information but leave the reporting to MoH. Even the DHO Kasese who has information knows the people with Authority to report.

          I really must appreciate our partners and Kasese District Local Government for their professionalism.
          Once again, I kindly appeal to all Ugandans to desist from such irresponsible behaviour Thank you. Jane Ruth Aceng Minister for Health
          the Minister of Health and these should only be on the authentic platforms. Please follow the example of our numerous partners who have access to information but leave the reporting to MoH. Even the DHO Kasese who has information knows the people with Authority to report.

          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #20
            Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 24: 10 - 16 June 2019

            Ebola virus disease Uganda
            3 Cases
            3 Deaths
            100% CFR


            EVENT DESCRIPTION

            On 11 June 2019, the Ministry of Health in Uganda declared an outbreak
            of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Kasese District, western Uganda. From
            11-13 June 2019, three confirmed EVD cases were reported, and all have
            died (case fatality ratio 100%). The first case in this event was a five-year old
            boy who entered Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo on 10
            June 2019, accompanied by his mother and four other close relatives,
            and presented to Kagando hospital in Kasese District with fever, vomiting
            blood, bloody diarrhoea, muscle pain, headache, fatigue and abdominal
            pain. The case-patient was referred to Bwera Hospital Ebola treatment
            unit (ETU). Blood specimens obtained and shipped to the Uganda Virus
            Research Institute (UVRI) on 10 June 2019 tested positive for Ebola Zaire
            by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on 11 June
            2019. The case-patient died on 11 June 2019.

            Two family members of the first case, his 50-year-old grandmother and
            his three-year-old younger brother, subsequently develop signs and
            symptoms, and were isolated in Bwera ETU on 11 June 2019. Blood
            specimens collected and sent to UVRI on 11 June 2019 tested positive
            for Ebola virus infection by RT-PCR on 12 June 2019. The 50-year-old
            case-patient died on 12 June 2019. In consultation with health authorities
            in Democratic Republic of the Congo and with full consent of the
            individuals, the 3-year-old confirmed case and four other close relatives
            were repatriated to Democratic Republic of the Congo on 13 June 2019.
            The case-patient reportedly died on 13 June 2019. In Uganda, a total of
            90 contacts, including three healthcare workers, have been identified and
            are under follow-up.

            From 12-15 June 2019, three suspected EVD cases (not linked to the
            confirmed cluster) were admitted in Bwera ETU. On 15 June 2019, two
            of the three cases tested negative for Ebola virus infection, and have
            been released. The test result of the third suspected case is still pending.

            PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS

            A national incident management system led by the Ministry of
            Health with support from WHO, US CDC, and other partners has
            been activated to coordinate response to the event. At the district
            level, a joint task force was instituted on 12 June 2019 to coordinate
            local response efforts.

            A rapid response team has been deployed to the affected district to
            support epidemiological investigation, contact tracing, and other
            response activities.

            The Minister of Health and the WHO Representative in Uganda held
            a joint press conference on 12 June 2019 to inform the public of the
            event as well as advise on public health measures to be observed.
            Safe and dignified burial has been conducted for the deceased
            case-patients by a team stationed at Bwera hospital.

            A total of seven Ebola treatment units have been set-up in at-risk
            districts including the affected district with supplies prepositioned
            for management of cases.

            Scale-up of risk communication and social mobilization
            activities has started using mass media, town hall meetings, and
            engagements with key stakeholders. Information, communication,
            and education (IEC) materials are being developed in local
            languages and training of local community structures such as
            village health teams (VHTs), teachers, and other health volunteers
            are being planned to strengthen community engagement.

            A total of 400 doses of Ebola vaccine have been delivered to the
            local response team by the vaccination team in neighbouring
            Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO shipped in additional
            3 000 doses. Ring vaccination of contacts and contacts-of-contact
            commenced on 15 June 2019.

            SITUATION INTERPRETATION

            The exportation of Ebola virus infection to Uganda this week raised serious concerns
            locally and globally. The event served as a stark reminder that the risk of spread of EVD to
            the neighbouring countries remains high as long as the outbreak in Democratic Republic
            of the Congo is not contained. The event also emphasized the importance of having
            functional preparedness and readiness measures in place, particularly for early detection
            and quick containment of imported cases to avoid establishment of local transmission.
            The cross-border collaboration between authorities in Democratic Republic of the Congo
            and Uganda was equally instrumental. The Ugandan authorities, along with stakeholders,
            need to remain vigilant and continue to strengthen their preparedness capacities and
            ability to swiftly respond in the eventuality of renewed importation of the disease.

            https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/...1016062019.pdf
            https://www.afro.who.int/publication...0-16-june-2019
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #21
              Ministry of Health- Uganda@MinofHealthUG 52m52 minutes ago More



              PRESS RELEASE: NO EBOLA IN MBARARA DISTRICT. Uganda has not registered any new confirmed #Ebola case in Kasese District or any other part of #Uganda since the last registered case 4 days ago.









              Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Dr. Diana Atwine, WHO Uganda and 2 others

              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #22
                Ministry of Health- Uganda@MinofHealthUG FollowFollow
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                PRESS RELEASE: As of today, #Uganda has not registered any new confirmed #Ebola case in Kasese District or any other part of Uganda. There are no suspect cases under admission.






                6:27 AM - 21 Jun 2019

                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #23
                  Ebola: 4 Kasese sub counties under surveillance

                  June 27, 2019 Written by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya
                  ...
                  According to Allan Muruta, the commissioner for public health emergencies, the ministry is maintaining full surveillance over the sub counties of Kisinga, Bwera, Nyakiyumbu and Karambi which are considered to be Ebola hotspots.

                  “They are the hotspots where the cases – those that were confirmed to be having Ebola passed when they entered Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Muruta said.
                  ...
                  On June 11, the ministry of Health and World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Kasese district...

                  All the victims entered through undesignated border crossings.

                  “Along the route, they did expose some people to the virus. We are talking about boda boda cyclists and other people they could have interacted with. We have mapped the areas where they passed and the people they came in contact with,” Muruta said.

                  By June 25, the number of people under the Ebola surveillance stood at 107 according to the ministry of Health.

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                  https://observer.ug/news/headlines/6...r-surveillance
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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                  • #24
                    Ministry of Health- Uganda@MinofHealthUG 23h23 hours ago More



                    JOINT ADVISORY ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE: As of today, #Uganda has NOT registered any new confirmed #Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Kasese District or any other part of the country.




                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #25
                      Ministry of Health- UgandaVerified account @MinofHealthUG 1h1 hour ago More



                      JOINT PRESS RELEASE: @MinofHealthUG and @WHOUganda are identifying contacts of a person from the Democratic Republic of Congo who visited #Uganda to trade in fish before returning to DRC, where she later died of #Ebola. At present,there is NO confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda









                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #26
                        Ministry of Health- Uganda Retweeted

                        Ainebyoona Emmanuel@ainbyoo
                        16h16 hours ago

                        Patient in Kyotera
                        It's an alert case and a sample has been drawn and taken to UVRI for further testing. Let the residents of kyotera be calm As @MinofHealthUG investigates the alert case.

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                        Panic In Kyotera As Ebola Suspect Dies

                        18 Jul 2019, 12:24
                        ...
                        8-year-old Sharifah Nambajjo, a pupil of Good Hope Primary school in Kabira Sub County in Kyotera district died with symptoms similar to those of the highly contagious hemorrhagic.

                        The minor was first admitted at Kabiira Health Centre IV when she presented with strange symptoms including vomiting of blood and Epistaxis, a condition that presents acute hemorrhage from the nostrils and nasal cavity. She was transferred to Kitovu Missionary Hospital in Masaka district for further management.

                        She passed on this morning in the temporarily isolation unit where she was admitted on Wednesday evening. Major David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner who is leading the Ebola surveillance task-force, says the minor died shortly after a team from the Health Ministry had collected samples from her for examination. He says a team of medics has been dispatched to her family to examine some of the people she came in contact with as they wait for the results from the samples.
                        ...
                        https://ugandaradionetwork.com/story...a-suspect-dies
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #27
                          Ministry of Health- UgandaVerified account @MinofHealthUG 2h2 hours ago More



                          There is a confirmed imported case of #Ebola Virus Disease In #Kasese District, Uganda. The confirmed case is a 9 year old female of Congolese origin who traveled from DRC with her mother to seek medical care in Uganda. The child is under isolation and being managed at Bwera ETU.











                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                          -Nelson Mandela

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                          • #28
                            Ministry of Health- Uganda
                            @MinofHealthUG
                            23h23 hours ago

                            PRESS CONFERENCE: Minister of State for Health in Charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Joyce Moriku Kaducu informs the public that the confirmed imported case of #Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the 9 year old female from DRC passed on today. May her soul Rest in eternal peace.
                            ...
                            Upon the request of the father, plans are under-way to repatriate the body to DRC for safe and dignified burial.
                            ...
                            5 contacts were line listed for follow up; 3 shared the ETU with confirmed case on the 28 August 2019, while two were attendants to patients in the ETU.
                            All these five are Congolese and were transported in the same ambulance with the confirmed case from Mpondwe PoE to Bwera ETU.
                            ...
                            By yesterday evening, 4 of these contacts had been taken back to DRC for vaccination and effective follow up.

                            The fifth contact who is the mother to the confirmed case is scheduled to return to DRC for burial of her deceased daughter.
                            ...
                            UPDATE: The body of the deceased confirmed #Ebola case from DRC in Kasese District has been sent back to DRC. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
                            ...
                            @tegegny: a total of 300 doses of EVD vaccines have been delivered to Kasese today. These will be used to vaccinate any possible contacts and contacts of contacts.

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                            Uganda Red Cross SocVerified account @UgandaRedCross 9h9 hours ago More



                            @MinofHealthUG confirms death of 9 year old who crossed to #Uganda with #Ebola. Body taken back to DR-Congo along with family. Today, Uganda has no other comfirmed Ebola case. The country is safe and Ebola preparedness activities continue in all "high risk" districts.








                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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