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Health Workers in Kiruhura ready to handle any Ebola cases

As the Ebola virus disease outbreak continues to pose a threat to Ugandans, health workers in Kiruhura district have expressed readiness to manage any cases that may be detected in the district.

Elisa Ankunda Mukuru, the administrator at Rushere community hospital in Kiruhura, has revealed that this hospital is ready to handle any patients suspected to have Ebola virus as well as any cases of Ebola virus discovered.

Mukuru urged people to protect themselves from getting infected with Ebola virus through avoiding crowded areas, washing hands and reporting patients presenting signs resembling those of Ebola to the health authorities to intervene.

Mukuru said some people do not treat diseases early enough and seek medical attention when their conditions have already deteriorated. He implored the people to always seek early treatment of diseases.

Elisa Mukuru also advised that after the closure of schools, taxi drivers should not over load people when school children are going back to their homes as a control measure to avoid the wide spread of Ebola.

Uganda’s Ministry of Health declared the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) РSudan strain on 20th September 2022 after the test results of a male adult in Mubende District were found positive on 19th September 2022.

By Mutatiina Medison

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