Suspected Congo hemorrhagic fever patient dies at Mbarara referal hospital


A 68 year old Hamidu Baba who developed signs and symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in Ibanda district has died at Mbarara regional referral hospital.

This has been disclosed by Dr. Vicent Mugisha the Ibanda district surveillance focal person disclosed this while talking to our reporter on phone.

Late Hamidu had gone for medical care at Ibanda central clinic where his life worsened and was admitted to Ibanda hospital yesterday to get blood samples to be taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute.

After getting the specimen, Hamidu was rushed to Mbarara regional referral hospital where he breathed last.

The Ibanda district will wait for the results from Uganda Virus Research Institute to know the real cause that claimed Hamidu.


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