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Monday, 30 July 2012

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Uganda bans physical contact as Ebola reaches Kampala business district

By Agencies 

Posted  Monday, July 30  2012 at  14:13
President Museveni on Monday banned all physical contact after a victim of a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus was reported in the capital Kampala for the first time.

"The Ministry of Health are tracing all the people who have had contact with the victims," Yoweri Museveni said in a state broadcast, adding that 14 people had died in total since Ebola broke out in western Uganda three weeks ago.

Two cases have since been reported in the capital, with one victim reported dead in Kampala's Mulago Hospital, he said, calling on people not to shake hands to avoid the spread of the killer virus.

"Ebola spreads by contact when you contact each other physically... avoid shaking of hands that can cause contact through sweat, which can cause problems," Museveni said.

"Do not take on burying somebody who has died from symptoms that look like Ebola -- instead call health workers because they know how to do it...avoid promiscuity because thiss sickness can also go through sex," he added.

Seven doctors and 13 health workers at Mulago hospital are in quarantine after "at least one or two cases" were taken there, with one later dying from the virus. 

The latest outbreak started in Uganda's western Kibaale district, around 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of the Kampala, and around 50 kilometres from the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The rare haemorrhagic disease, named after a small river in DR Congo, killed 37 people in western Uganda in 2007 and claimed the lives of at least 170 people in the north of the country in 2000. 

"I wish you good luck, and may God rest the souls of those who died in eternal peace," Museveni added. 

Meanwhile, Health officials and other authorities in Kibaale are warning against social gatherings after an outbreak of Ebola in the district. 

Story Health officials and other authorities in Kibaale are warning against social gatherings after an outbreak of Ebola in the district.

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization on Saturday confirmed that the mysterious illness that has left 14 people dead, among them twelve family members is Ebola. This followed Laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute which confirmed the disease.

The disease broke out about three weeks ago in an extended family of Yostus Isoke of Nyanswiga village Nyamarunda Sub County, killing him and his other eleven family members.

A clinical officer at Kagadi hospital Clare Muhumuza and her four month old baby also succumbed to the virus.

Muhumuza who treated most of the patients died on Tuesday at Mulago hospital, while her child died on Saturday.

Ebola: President warns against promiscuity, handshakes

Publish Date: Jul 30, 2012

By Conan Businge

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has cautioned all people in the country to be vigilant and avoid promiscuity, following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Western Uganda district of Kibaale. 

Fourteen people have died, including one in Kampala, since the outbreak began three weeks ago. 

“I appeal to you to be vigilant, avoid shaking of hands; do not take on burying somebody who has died from symptoms which look like Ebola. Instead call the health workers to be the ones to do it (bury), and avoid promiscuity because these sicknesses can also go through sex.”

Ebola is a highly infectious disease, which presents with high grade fever and bleeding tendencies. It is very infectious, kills in a short time but can easily be prevented. 

The signs and symptoms of the disease include fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, headache, measles-like rash, red eyes, and sometimes with bleeding from body openings.

It can be spread through direct physical contact with body fluids like saliva, blood, stool, vomit, urine and sweat from an infected person and soiled linen used by a patient. It can also be spread through using skin piercing instruments that have been used by an infected person.

In statement released this afternoon, the President also revealed that all the seven doctors that dealt with the Ebola patient who died in Mulago days ago, have been quarantined.

More other 13 health workers in Mulago, who were accompanying them, have also been quarantined, to avoid a likely spread of the diseases just in case they got infected. 

“This is to alert you about this new problem. The Ministry of Health has already announced the fact that samples taken from sick people and those who died, were confirmed at Entebbe, as Ebola,” added the statement. 

Health experts also add that a person can get it by getting in touch with a dead body of a person who has died of the disease.

“May God rest the souls of those who died in eternal peace,” added the President. 


Schools close over Ebola outbreak

Publish Date: Jul 30, 2012

By Vision team
A number of schools in Buyaga County have been closed following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Kibale district.

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday confirmed an outbreak of the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Kibaale District, over 200km west of Kampala.

The incurable disease, caused by a virus, has killed at least 13 people in Nyanswiga Village in Nyamarunda sub-county since it broke out three weeks ago. The affected families initially thought it was either witchcraft or evil spirits. As a result they took the first patients to Owobusubozi Bisaka’s shrine for prayers. Bisaka is the leader of a religious sect called Faith of Unity.  Two patients died in that shrine.

The disease presents with high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and blood oozing from the mouth and nose at the time of death.

“Laboratory investigations carried out at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe have confirmed that the strange disease which has been reported for some time in Kibaale is indeed an Ebola variety,” Dr. Denis Lwamafa, acting director general of health services, told the press at the ministry headquarters.

Following confirmation of Ebola, health workers in Kibaale have taken over management of burials.

At Kagadi Hospital, an isolation ward was set up, where relatives are not allowed to attend to their patients for fear that they might contract the disease.

Dr. Joachim Saweka, the WHO country representative, said WHO Geneva would dispatch 2,000 sets of protective gear and body bags to prevent spread of the disease. Additional assistance is expected from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are five types of Ebola namely Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Côte d’Ivoire, Ebola Bundibugyo and  Ebola Reston. The type confirmed in Kibaale is Ebola Sudan, which is less deadly than Ebola Zaire. When Ebola Sudan broke out in Gulu in 2,000, about four out of every 10 patients were able to recover. On the contrary, Ebola Zaire inevitably kills most of the people who get it.

Meanwhile, fear gripped Mulago Hospital workers on Friday after it emerged that one of the patients who died there last week had come from Kibaale.

The patient, a 40-year-old woman named Clare Muhumuza, was received at Mulago on the evening of Friday June 20 and died within a few hours. She was the clinical officer treating the patients at Kagadi Hospital.

“She came to Mulago very sick and by morning she was dead. She suffered multiple organ failure,” said a senior doctor in Mulago.

Doctors and nurses in Mulago yesterday expressed fears that they had handled the patient without protection in ignorance.

Those who handled the patient are likely to be quarantined and observed closely for 21 days.

Currently Suzan Nabulya, a sister to the late Muhumuza, who was tending to her before she died, has been admitted at Kagadi Hospital while Muhumuza’s four month old baby, Milca Ninsima, has died.

Understanding Ebola

Ebola is caused by a virus belonging to a family called filovirus. There are five distinct types of the virus namely Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Côte d’Ivoire, Ebola Bundibugyo and Ebola Reston.

Transmission: The disease is transmitted through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs, fluids or bodies of infected persons. Family members and health workers handling the patients can become infected easily if they do not wear protective facilities such as gloves and masks. Ebola is not air borne.

Symptoms: The average incubation period is 21 days. The disease is characterised by sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is often followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
Treatment: No specific treatment or vaccine is yet available for Ebola haemorrhagic fever. There is neither a cure nor a vaccine for Ebola. The patients are given symptomatic treatment to reduce pain and prevent dehydration. Several potential vaccines and drugs are being tested but it could take years before any is available.

How to protect yourself
Isolate suspected cases from other patients
 Wear gloves, goggles and masks while handling patients
Patients’ clothing should be disinfected with household bleach such as JIK
Areas contaminated with patient’s fluids should be disinfected with household bleach such as JIK
Avoid touching the bodies of those  who have died of Ebola
People who have died from Ebola should be promptly and safely buried

History in Uganda
By Carol Natukunda
Ebola has been in Africa since 1976, when it first broke out in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo near the River Ebola. The disease occurs throughout Central Africa and is suspected to be contracted through contact with monkeys and other primates of the jungle.

Uganda’s first outbreak was in Gulu District in 2000. It killed 170 people, and infected about 425 more. It was the first time the strain appeared in the country, and remains the largest documented epidemic so far.
At the peak of the epidemic in October 2000, Dr Matthew Lukwiya, medical superintendent of Lacor Hospital, died of the highly contagious disease. Twelve nurses also lost their lives after contracting the disease. It was reported that the health workers “came under risk from being overwhelmed with work”.
In Masindi District, there were five Ebola deaths and 24 confirmed cases. More Ebola cases were reported in nearly three districts including Kitgum and Mbarara. Six months after that year’s outbreak, Uganda was declared Ebola-free in February 2001.

The second outbreak was in November 2007 in the western Bundibugyo District. About 148 people were infected with the disease and 37 people killed. Among them was Dr. John Kule, an International Medical Group doctor who, like Lukwiya, struggled to treat victims putting his own life at risk. The outbreak was officially declared over on February 20, 2008.

In May 2011, the third outbreak was confirmed in Luwero District, 60km north of Kampala.  Two cases were confirmed, among them a 12-year-old girl who died shortly after being admitted at Bombo Military Hospital. The Government announced a month later that the deadly disease was under control as there was no confirmed case after May 6 when the first case was reported.

Suspected Ebola carriers hunted

By FRANCIS MUGERWA & Agatha Ayebazibwe 

Posted  Monday, July 30  2012 at  01:33

Government has dispatched a team of doctors to hunt down and isolate people suspected of having come into contact with patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Kibaale district.

Some 20 people been infected by the virus by Saturday night, according to the district health officer Dr Dan Kyamanywa, of whom 14 have died.
Although no new infections had been reported by press time yesterday the race was on to isolate people who came into contact with those affected, in order to stop the highly infectious virus from spreading.

A team of physicians from the Health ministry, the US Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation are in the district to assist local officials manage the outbreak.

Dr Kyamanywa said two patients admitted to an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital are showing signs of recovery. “They were admitted with severe fever, abdominal pain and diarrhoea but they are in a fairly good condition,” he said.

The disease was first reported about two weeks ago in Nyanswiga Village, Nyamarunda Sub-county, after it killed 13 family members. Ms Claire Muhumuza, a clinical officer at Kagadi Hospital who was attending to the patients, also passed on last week.

Dr Kyamanywa said three patients have recovered and are under surveillance. District leaders joined medical officials in briefing the public about the disease in a two-hour talk show that was aired at Kagadi-Kibaale community radio on Saturday.
Dr Kyamanywa said a public awareness and sensitisation campaign has been rolled out to give measures of prevention from contracting the disease.


There is no cure or vaccine for ebola, and in Uganda, where in 2000 the disease killed 224 people and left hundreds more traumatised, it resurrects terrible memories. There have been isolated cases since, such as in 2007 when an outbreak of a new strain of ebola killed at least 37 people in Bundibugyo, a remote district close to the Congolese border, but none as deadly as in 2000.
Ebola, which manifests itself as a hemorrhagic fever, is highly infectious and kills quickly. It was first reported in 1976 in Congo and is named for the river where it was recognised, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
A CDC factsheet on ebola indicates the disease is “characterised by fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. A rash, red eyes, hiccups and bleeding may be seen in some patients.”