Tuesday, 11 September 2012
KASESE EBOLA SUSPECT'S SAMPLES TEST NEGATIVE
Blood samples got from a suspected Ebola case registered at Kagando hospital yesterday have this afternoon tested negative ending anxiety at the health facility.
The medical superintendent of Kagando hospital Dr. Asinja Kapura had revealed that six-year old Ronet Masika a daughter to Sibendire Kasereka hailing from Taaku in the neighboring DR Congo died yesterday evening twenty minutes after admission.
Dr. Kapuru said nurses and relatives who had had contact with the deceased were quarantined in an isolated place at Kagando as blood samples were taken to the Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for testing.
The District Health Officer Dr. Yusuf Baseka on phone from Kampala has confirmed that tests have all been negative of suspected Ebola and Marburg the two of which are deadly disease.
Dr. Baseka said the body of the deceased has been released to the relatives for burial arrangements.
A relative to the deceased said burials will be held tomorrow at their ancestral home in Taaku village, DRC.
According to our reporter at Kagando hospital, nurses and relatives of the deceased who had been quarantined were jubilating by 6pm when they received good news that the girl did not die of Ebola.
The levels of anxiety about Ebola which recently broke out in Kibaale districts and also confirmed in neighboring DRC was suspected here in Kasese.