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Published: 21:25, October 05, 2022 | Updated: 22:55, October 05, 2022
Fourth health worker dies of Ebola in western Uganda
By Xinhua
Published:21:25, October 05, 2022 Updated:22:55, October 05, 2022 By Xinhua

Members of the Ugandan Medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit stand inside the ward in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda on Sept 24, 2022. (BADRU KATUMBA / AFP)

KAMPALA - Another health worker died of Ebola Wednesday in the western part of Uganda as the East African country grapples with the deadly disease.

Minister of Health Ruth Aceng said in a tweet Wednesday that Margaret Nabisubi succumbed to Ebola after battling the disease for 17 days. Nabisubi died at a health facility in Fort Portal City in the Kabarole district.

Minister of Health Ruth Aceng said in a tweet Wednesday that Margaret Nabisubi succumbed to Ebola after battling the disease for 17 days in Fort Portal City in the Kabarole district

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Nabisubi's death comes after a doctor on Saturday died of Ebola at the same health facility. A midwife and a health assistant were probable cases because they died before they were tested, according to Aceng.

The Ministry of Health said Sunday at least 65 health workers are under quarantine after getting in contact with Ebola cases.

The ministry data showed that as of Sunday, there had been 43 confirmed cases of Ebola, and nine deaths since the current outbreak was announced on Sept 20 in the central Ugandan district of Mubende.

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