Ugandan Doctor Succumbs To Ebola In Liberia

 

Medical staff at Ebola isolation ward in Conakry, Guinea
Medical staff at Ebola isolation ward in Conakry, Guinea

Ugandan medical worker in Liberia, Dr. Samuel Mutoro has succumbed to the Ebola virus in the process of offering medical care to patients in the west African nation.

The president of the medical council Liberia has confirmed the death and says the burial will take place in the west African nation.

More than 400 people have died in what has now become the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Dr. Mutoro who hails from the western district of Kasese becomes the third Ugandan medical doctor to succumb to the deadly Ebola virus.

Dr. Matthew Lukwiya, died in Lacor Hospital in 2000 during the first ever outbreak of the disease in Uganda. Dr Kule Jonah of Bundibugyo became the second and died in Mulago Hospital in 2007 during the second ebola outbreak in Uganda after contracting the disease from patients in Bundibugyo district.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana on Wednesday on the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Health ministers from the three affected countries will join officials from neighbouring Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea Bissau and Senegal, as well as Uganda, DRC, Gambia and hosts Ghana.

Most of the deaths have been in Guinea but there are an increasing number of cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The number of cases had risen from 635 on 23 June to 759, a 20% increase, according to WHO.

Most of the deaths have been centred in the southern Guekedou region of Guinea, where the outbreak was first reported in February.

 

2 thoughts on “Ugandan Doctor Succumbs To Ebola In Liberia

  1. Dr. Mutoro was a very nice Dr. His students at Mbarara University were so found of him. He was so passionate about his profession. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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