Health officials are investigating a suspected case of Ebola in Mumias, Kakamega County.
In a statement issued on Friday, 30th September, Mumias West Disease Surveillance Coordinator Boaz Gichana said that the patient had recently travelled to Eastern Uganda to visit relatives.
The 32-year-old man who resides in Busia had shown signs of general body weakness and contained blood in his urine.
“The patient had travelled to eastern parts of Uganda to visit a relative on 15th September 2022. While in Uganda he got a trauma and was cut at the right upper limb, he sort medical attention at a health facility in Uganda –the cut was surtured,” read part of the statement.
“He moved to Kenya for further medical attention on 28th September 2022 he started experiencing blood in urine and proceeded to ST Mary’s hospital Mumias for further management. The patient is currently at St Mary hospital isolation unit for further management awaiting laboratory tests.”
This comes after the number of people infected in Uganda’s Ebola Sudan outbreak jumped to 50 today, with 14 more cases added to the total, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) African region.