The World Health Organization has announced that two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Kasese. The two people had initial contact with an Ebola victim in Kasese district.
An announcement of the WHO tweet feed indicates that the two new confirmed cases are relatives of the five-year-old boy- a Ugandan national who was the first case to be confirmed in the country. According to WHO, the five-year-old boy passed away last night.
The three victims as earlier indicated by the minister of health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, travelled as a family to Uganda from DRC after participating in the burial of a family member. On their journey back, they came back with four other relatives one of whom was the widow of the deceased.
According to WHO, the family first sought treatment at Kagando Hospital after the boy began feeling unwell as soon as they crossed into Uganda on June 9. They are now receiving treatment at Bwera Ebola Treatment Unit, at Bwera Hospital.
These are the first confirmed cases of the deadly virus that Uganda has reported since an outbreak was declared in the DRC in August 2018.
The ministry of health together with WHO are expected to carry out ring vaccination starting tomorrow of all persons that might have come into contact with the deceased and all person who came into contact with direct contact.