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Suspected Ebola case suddenly turns out negative

Suspected Ebola case suddenly turns out negative

Following the test results of ebola samples collected from the body of a suspected man to have collapsed and died have turned out negative, health officials announced on Saturday evening.

The government surveillance team collected samples that were sent to Kampala and Entebbe to determine the exact cause of his death.

“ The laboratory tests results of the suspect from Buwenge Jinja district turned out negative for Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers at both central public health laboratories and Uganda virus Research Institute,” Dr Jane Ruth Aceng tweeted on Sunday night.

However according to reports, the suspected case was a man who exhibited Ebola like symptoms before collapsing and dying at the trading centre in Jinja. The deceased was identified as Anthony Mutebe(48).

The negative results from the government laboratories relieve the anxiety that was building in the population.

Following it’s out break in September 2022,close to 142 people contracted the the virus leaving 56 dead and 86 recovering according to statistics from the health ministry.

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