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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:03 pm 
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http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/suspe ... nda-572945
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Suspected Ebola Patient Isolated in Uganda
World | Indo-Asian News Service | August 08, 2014 20:22 IST

Kampala: A man suspected of suffering from the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been put in isolation in central Uganda's Entebbe town, media reports said on Friday.

The suspect was travelling from South Sudan and was stopped on Wednesday after screening by health ministry officials at Entebbe airport, 35 km from the national capital Kampala, the Daily Monitor reported.

The tests for EVD are being done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, said Jane Aceng, the director general of health services at the health ministry.

She said there was no cause for alarm as the suspect came from South Sudan, which has not had any case of Ebola recently. "We are isolating anybody who has signs. If his results show that he is negative, we will let him go," Aceng said.

Uganda, an East African country, has sent a team of its most experienced doctors and nurses to West Africa to help countries that are struggling with an Ebola outbreak there.

The World Health Organisation Friday declared the EVD outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency.

Ebola is a highly infectious disease with high grade fever and bleeding tendencies. According to WHO, the virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:16 pm 
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Uganda patient tests negative for Ebola: ministry
Publish Date: Aug 08, 2014

Uganda said Friday a man put in isolation with fever had tested negative for the deadly tropical disease Ebola.

"The results came in and it is not a case," said health ministry spokeswoman Rukia Nakamatte.

The passenger was the first to be tested in east Africa in the current outbreak sweeping west Africa, although Uganda has suffered Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2012.

The patient was stopped as he arrived in Uganda's main Entebbe airport showing signs of fever, after arriving from neighbouring South Sudan, where no cases of the Ebola virus have been reported.

Reports of a case in late July in northern Uganda also proved to be a false alarm.

Ebola has claimed at least 932 lives and infected more than 1,700 people since breaking out in west Africa earlier this year, according to the World Health Organization.

Uganda, with its past experience of Ebola, has sent a medical team to west Africa to help.

Nations across east Africa have said they have boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries.

Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa's largest transport hubs, last month said they had set up screening points at airports.


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