A 57-year-old man who reportedly presented signs of Ebola Virus Disease has died in Nebbi District,
West Nile sub region, health authorities said Wednesday that
Samples of the suspected case, a resident of Ogonjo village in Erussi Sub County in Nebbi District have been sent to the laboratory for testing.
Nebbi District Health Officer (DHO), Dr Justine Okwairwoth told this publication that: “The deceased presented acute signs and symptoms, especially fever, bloody diarrhea and vomiting of blood adding that they then became suspiciou
s of this and collected blood samples which they forwarded and are waiting for results.”
Okwairwoth said the suspected Ebola victim died two hours after his admission at Orussi Health centre III.
Nebbi Resident District Commissioner, Mr Robert Abak, urged leaders in Nebbi to collaborate with leaders in DR Congo to set up Ebola surveillance teams at border points to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Since the initial outbreak was discovered in the central district of Mubende, infections have been found in Kassanda, Kyegegwa and Kagadi.
The DRC last week declared an end to an Ebola virus outbreak that emerged in eastern North Kivu province six weeks ago.