Kasese Registers second Ebola Death

Posted: 2019-06-13T08:59:11Z
Kasese Registers second Ebola Death

Health officials in Kasese have confirmed a second Ebola after one of the two people that tested positive of Ebola on Wednesday morning, died last evening.

According to Dr Yusuf Baseke the Kasese District Health Officer, the deceased is a grandmother to the five-year-old boy who succumbed to the same virus on Tuesday night. 

The old woman who has been undergoing treatment at the Ebola Treatment Unit at Bwera Hospital in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town council died on Wednesday evening. 

The development came barely hours after the government of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to repatriate six Ebola victims to the DRC.

Gastor Tshapande, head of the Congolese delegation who also doubles as the coordinator of Ebola Response Centre at Beni in the DRC said the victims were meant to receive specialized treatment from a team of experts in the DRC. 

However, the agreement had ruled out any possibility of repatriating the dead body of any person who succumbs to the disease in Uganda. This means the number of patients to be repatriated to the DRC has reduced to five. 

The five are still being monitored at Bwera Hospital awaiting repatriation today Thursday. 
According to Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, Uganda considered the repatriation since the victims have many of their family members in the DRC. 

DRC had also achieved experience in managing the disease having grappled with the viral disease for ten months, the minister added.