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By Jane Nambi

The Ebola virus has reached Kampala with one person dead at Mulago hospital with Ebola related signs.

According to the Permanent Secretary Asuman Lukwago, the newest case of Ebola has been registered coming from Luzira, a Kampala suburb with the patient checking in with diarrhea and vomiting.

“The relatives wanted to take the body but we stopped them because we have sent samples to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe to establish if he died of Ebola or some other infection.”

Twelve new cases have been registered at Kagadi hospital in Kibaale district .

According to the Daily Monitor, there were unconfirmed reports that Mulago was handling 8 suspected Ebola cases following the death last month at the facility of a clinical officer referred from Kibaale.

There is now an isolation center at the hospital. Acting Director General of Health Services, Dr Dennis Lwamafa, said: “The Ministry of Health response teams in Kampala are on the alert to respond to any suspected cases in and around Kampala.”

232 people are on the list of being followed up concerning the virus.