Ebola case suspected in Lacor Hospital – Gulu
St Mary’s Hospital Lacor has isolated a female patient suspected of having Ebola.
The woman was transfered from Adjumani Hospital on May 31st and doctors observed signs similar to Ebola.
According to Dr Emmanuel Ochola, the Lacor Hospital Epidemologist, the suspected case has been isolated and is beeing monitored. He says a blood sample has been sent to Mulago National Referral Hospital for investigations.
Ochola, however, says it is only a suspected case whose confirmation will be determined based on results from Mulago.
“It was a gynacological problem, she was reffered here on that background but we started observing signs similar to those of Ebola,” he said.
Ochola says there is no cause for alarm as the situation is contained. He says, however, they have called upon doctors to be vigilant and have a high level of suspicion, while the population should report any suspicious cases.