On Thursday 4, the LC5 chairperson of Nakaseke district, Mr Ignatius Kiwanuka Koomu, issued a press statement in which he rebuked the MoH for not declaring an outbreak of the Crimean Congo heamorrhagic fever in his district of Nakaseke.
It’s reported that he presented docummentation in which the Uganda virus reseach centre affirmed, the patient in question, as being positive with crimean congo haemorrhagic fever.
MoH permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwiine
According to Mr Koomu, the first case attributed to the fever was admitted 18 December 2017 before being transferred to Kiwoko Hospital. The latest being a 9yr old, at the time, placed in isolation at the same hospital.
The 9yr old was confirmed positive on December 23rd 2017 by the Uganda Virus research institute, according to the LC5.
The long awaited official communication from the MoH on the said matter came Friday 5. The permanent secretary at the MoH, Dr Atwine Diana, denied that there was a Crimean congo haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Uganda giving assurances that the ministry had the requisite capabilities to detect, handle as well as contain any outbreak of any disease.