Uganda’s latest outbreak of Ebola kills its first health worker

A Tanzanian doctor working in Uganda who contracted Ebola has died, the first health worker killed by the disease in the latest outbreak in the country, Uganda's health minister said on Saturday. "I regret to announce that we have lost our first doctor, Dr. Mohammed Ali, a Tanzanian national, 37-year-old Male," the health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, tweeted. She said Ali had tested positive for Ebola on Sept. 26 and died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Fort Portal, a town about 300 kilometres west of the capital Kampala. SHOULD YOU GET THE FLU SHOT THIS YEAR? DOCTORS REVEAL THEIR DECISION Authorities in the east African nation announced the outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever on Sept. 20 triggering fears of a major health crisis in the country of 45 million people. There is no vaccine for the Sudan strain of the disease behind the latest Uganda infections. Measures are being taken at the Mubende Regional Referral Hospital after an Ebola outbreak occurred in Mubende, Uganda, on Sept. 20, 2022. (Nicholas Kajoba/Anadolu Agency) The health ministry said on Friday, before Ali's death, that the disease had so far infected 35 people and killed seven. Ali was among six health workers who include doctors, an anaesthesiologist and one medical student who have contracted the disease. WITH BIRD FLU ON THE RISE, GERMANY SET TO SLAUGHTER 110,000 HENS Ebola mainly spreads through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. The viral disease has symptoms including intense weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat, vomiting, diarrhoea and rashes among others. Adblock test (Why?) Original Article

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