Uganda’s anesthetic officer Nabisubi Margaret, has become the fourth health worker to succumb to Ebola, the Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Confirmed.
“I regret to announce the passing of another health worker, Nabisubi Margaret, an anesthetic officer. The 58-year-old succumbed to Ebola at 4.33am this morning at Fort Portal Hospital (JMedic) after battling the disease for 17 days,” Dr.Aceng said on Wednesday morning.
It is however not clear how the health workers got infected.
The anesthetic has become the fourth health worker to have succumbed to Ebola in Uganda after a midwife from St. Florence Clinic died before testing and is counted as a probable case and a health assistant in Kagadi as well as a 37-year-old Tanzanian doctor, Dr. Mohammed Ali who had been pursuing a Master of Medicine in Surgery course at Kampala International University who died last week.
Ebola has been confirmed in the districts of Mubende, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Kagadi and Bunyangabu.
Ebola cumulative deaths now stand at 10.