• Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Another health worker in Uganda has died from Ebola.

Another health worker in Uganda has died from Ebola.

Another health worker in Uganda has died from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), as the country struggles to contain the virus's spread, according to the Health Ministry.

Ms. Margaret Nabisubi, an anesthetic officer, died on Wednesday, according to Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng.

"After battling the disease for 17 days, the 58-year-old succumbed to Ebola at 4.33 am this morning at Fort Portal Hospital (JMedic)," Dr Aceng said in a tweet.

"After the probable case of the midwife, Dr. Mohammed Ali, and the health assistant in Kagadi District, Margaret is the fourth health worker we have lost in the current Ebola outbreak." May their souls rest in peace forever."

The deaths of health workers come just a week after President Yoweri Museveni declared that the disease is easily contained.

Since the outbreak was announced last month, there have been 43 confirmed cases, with nine deaths as of Tuesday.

According to the World Health Organization, the disease has a case-fatality rate ranging from 25% to 90%. This is higher than the case-fatality rate for Covid-19, which is around 3%.

According to the Health Ministry, EVD is spread through contact with contaminated stool, blood, urine, pus, and other body fluids of an infected person, as well as objects.

Infected animals, such as fruit bats and other wild animals, can also transmit the disease.

Ebola symptoms include fever, fatigue, chest pain, diarrhea, vomiting, eye yellowing, and unexplained bleeding.

According to Uganda's health ministry, bleeding is usually a late manifestation after the above symptoms.



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