An outbreak in Masaka, Uganda remains a mystery although good news was reported Sunday and three serious hemorrhagic fevers were ruled out via preliminary laboratory testing–Ebola, Marburg and Rift Valley Fever.
Uganda media reports that six patients are currently admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital with hemorrhagic fever-like symptoms and another four people from the parishes of Kasaka and Mazinga in Buwunga sub-county died in recent weeks of the still unknown ailment.
The patients suffer from advanced fever, accompanied by abnormal pain, immense vomiting, passing out bloody stool and yellow eyes.
Lab testing was performed at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe.
District health officer, Dr Stuart Musisi said, “Despite the latest good news, the Ministry of Health together with the district and hospital teams, are working very hard to make sure that we control the spread of this strange disease and we find out what exactly we are dealing with.”
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