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Uganda Reveals Another Medical Professional Died Of Ebola

Another health worker, an anaesthetic officer, died in the early hours of Wednesday, according to Uganda’s health ministry.

According to Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, Margaret Nabisubi, 58, is the fourth medical worker to die from Ebola.

When treating the first documented patient, who required surgery, a group of medical personnel became infected and have since been admitted to the regional hospital in Fort Portal. This past weekend, one of the team members—a Tanzanian medical student—passed away. And other victim of the illness was a health aide in the Kagadi district, Another person who died from Ebola is thought to have been a midwife.

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A health worker in the Kagadi district also passed away from the infection in a separate incident.
It’s possible that a midwife also passed away from Ebola.

The lack of personal protective equipment in the early stages of the pandemic worried medical professionals.

According to the Ministry of Health, since the spread was notified on September 20, there have been 43 confirmed cases and at least nine deaths from the virus, including one doctor.

If left untreated, the sickness caused by Ebola is severe, serious, and frequently fatal. Direct contact with infected bodily fluids allows it to transmit from one human to another.

Doctors walk inside the Ebola isolation section of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital, in Mubende, Uganda, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo)

According to health experts, they have tracked down more than 800 persons who may have had contact with those who contracted the sickness.

Irene Nakasiita, director of communications for the Uganda Red Cross, notes that the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters were followed immediately by the Ebola outbreak, taxing the organization’s resources.

The demands and expectations from the community are significantly more than what we are now able to provide for.

While we think about protecting our own health by donning additional PPE and taking other safety precautions, we also need to help the communities, and they are looking to us for a solution, she said.

Story By: Frebetha A. Adjoh | Tru News Report

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