Uganda has reported another lab-confirmed Ebola an infection, which entails a 23-year-old girl who’s a healthcare employee in Mubende, one of many outbreak’s sizzling spots, in keeping with an replace yesterday from the World Well being Group (WHO) Uganda workplace.
Her sickness lifts Uganda’s Ebola whole to 140 circumstances and the variety of contaminated well being employees to 19, together with 7 who died from their infections.
No new deaths had been reported, protecting fatalities at 55. The case-fatality fee among the many confirmed circumstances is 39%. Uganda has additionally reported not less than 21 suspected circumstances, largely from earlier within the outbreak, all of which had been deadly.
Uganda’s outbreak started in September and entails the extra uncommon Sudan Ebola pressure. In contrast to the extra widespread Zaire Ebola pressure, there are not any accepted therapies or vaccines. Officers have stated a small variety of sufferers have acquired experimental therapies, and plans are beneath option to check as three vaccine candidates.