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By Martha Nakimuli

Mulago hospital has registered another suspected case of Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever.

Mulago  spokesperson Enock Kusasira told the press that another person  tested positive for the fever and is currently at the isolation center under observation.

The victim identified as Yasin Kalungi,resident of Nansana was husband to the woman who succumbed to the deadly fever last week.

Kalungi too has tested positive of the deadly fever but is yet to undergo further tests.Other members of the same family have all tested negative and have been discharged.

In Agago district  two other patients have tested positive for the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever bringing to three the total number of those in isolation in Kalongo Hospital in Agago district.

The District Director Health services Dr. Emmanuel Otto  says the two who tested positive were part of the 21 people who were under observation although none of the remaining 19 people has developed any symptoms.

Meanwhile, Dr Otto says they are waiting for feedback from the government for the response plan and budget which they developed.