Suspected Ebola case reported in Kakamega
Kakamega County is investigating a suspected case of Ebola Virus.
The suspected case is a 32-year-old patient who had travelled to Eastern Uganda last week.
According to a communique from the office of County Chief Health Officer, Gideon Ashibo, 32 years, presented Ebola-like symptoms including malaise-general body weakness, stitched wound at the right upper limb that was actively bleeding, and blood in the urine.
On examination, doctors found his vitals to be normal and are awaiting full laboratory test results.
Officials say, samples have been taken to Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the results are expected in 24 hours.
Ashibo travelled to Uganda on September 15, to visit relatives when he experienced trauma on a cut on his upper limb. He sort medical attention at a health facility in Eastern Uganda.
On September 28, he started experiencing blood in the urine and proceeded to St Mary’s Hospital in Mumias, for further treatment.
He is still admitted at the hospital.
World Health Organisation, indicates the Ebola Virus takes up to 21 days to incubate.
Kakamega County is among the 20 counties on high alert following the latest Ebola outbreak in Uganda.