Kasese Ebola death, more cases confirmed

Kasese Ebola death, more cases confirmed

According to the latest announcement on the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation, 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. The five-year-old child who tested positive for Ebola is receiving care after arriving on Sunday and died […]

Tension as Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak

Tension as Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak

A child in Kasese district  has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, the health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow to efforts by health workers who for months sought to prevent contamination across the heavily traveled […]

Congolese might bring Ebola into Uganda – authorities

Congolese might bring Ebola into Uganda – authorities

Uganda is screening travelers at Entebbe International Airport, especially from DRC  The ministry of health said on Sunday there is no Ebola outbreak in the country. Sarah Opendi, state minister for health, said in a statement that a 35-year-old man died on May 21 in the southwestern district of Kakumiro from Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), […]

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri The primary reception Centre for Congolese refugees from Ituri in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo is undergoing disinfection. The officer-in-charge of the centre, Ahab Tumushabe, from Action Africa Help (AAH) says the disinfection exercise is in response to an outbreak of Ebola, in […]

New Ebola experimental vaccine ‘highly effective’

New Ebola experimental vaccine ‘highly effective’

Ebola outbreaks have hit Uganda four times since the virus was first discovered. However, compared to West Africa, the Pearl of Africa has been quick to contain it. But as 2016 winds up, an experimental vaccine has been found to be highly effective against the deadly Ebola virus. The trial was conducted in Guinea – […]

Late Gen. Oketta fought Ebola in Liberia

Late Gen. Oketta fought Ebola in Liberia

Maj Gen Julius Oketta, 60, the vice chairman of Operation Wealth Creation, who died this morning at Kadic hospital in Kampala where he was rushed Friday night after he suffered a heart attack has been remembered as an outstanding and safety-conscious soldier.Special Forces Commander and first son, Muhoozi was saddened. “Very sad to hear about […]