Health Alert!: Ebola Outbreakint
13th June 2019: The inter-Religious Council of Uganda has learnt with concern the outbreak of Ebola outbreak in Kasese district. As already reported by the ministry of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, a five year old boy who had crossed over from Congo succumbed to the disease on Tuesday 11th June, 2019.
Please note that Ebola presents symptoms such as: sudden high fever, extreme tiredness, headache, body pain and loss of appetite. Others include bloody vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
As religious leaders, we call upon the public to be vigilant and report any suspected cases of Ebola or persons who present the above symptoms to the nearest health facility.
If you think you may have been exposed to Ebola, please minimize close contact with others.
Wash your hands with soap and water at all times and after every contact with sick people.
We also commiserate with the families that have lost their dear ones in such circumstances. May the Almighty rest their souls in peace.