Updates from Directorate of Health Sciences

An Ebola like Virus Disease has now reached the door steps of the University, a case Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has been confirmed and admitted in Soroti District Hospital. The districts of Mubende and Kassanda are currently under lockdown due to Ebola. The other areas where cases of Ebola have been reported include Bunyangabu, Kagadi, Kyegegwa and Kampala Districts. Ebola, CCHF and related viruses are mainly transmitted from person to person through contact with the body fluid of an infected person including clothing and other items that have been used or had contact with an Ebola patient. Ebola may present with sore throat, fever, body pains but key features are bleeding from body openings. Ebola is deadly and kills over 70% (40%for CCHF) of its victims in a short time.

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