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Securing Kenya: One person has died from Ebola in Uganda

22nd September, 2022

The outbreak of Ebola in neighbouring Uganda has forced the Ministry of Health to heighten surveillance at the border points to prevent the risk spreading to Kenya.

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the rare Sudan strain that has since killed a 24-year-old man whom Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in Uganda’s Ministry of Health, said hailed from central Mubende district and had Ebola symptoms namely high fever, diarrhea, vomiting blood and abdominal pains.

WHO in a statement noted that Uganda Virus Research Institute confirmed the case after testing samples from the deceased who had initially been treated for malaria, before being diagnosed with Ebola.