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WHO To Hold Emergency Meeting After Ebola Spreads To Uganda

WHO To Hold Emergency Meeting After Ebola Spreads To Uganda

"The current cases in Uganda will be quickly contained but the failure to stop the current Ebola epidemic in DRC is simply tragic", Ian Jones, a professor of virology at Britain's Reading University, said.

The virus is highly contagious, making it hard to contain especially in urban environments.

Health workers escort a new unconfirmed Ebola patient, at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) on November 7, 2018 in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Congo died late on Tuesday, said Uganda's health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, and his family were now being monitored in isolation.

"We have put all those that got in contact with the boy in isolation ward for monitoring". The erroneous claims are also spreading at a time when Border Patrol officials said last week there has been a "dramatic" rise in the number of migrants arriving at the Texas border from African countries, although they remain a small fraction of the total number of migrants apprehended. A World Health Organization expert committee meets on Friday. They crossed into Uganda, where authorities had been alerted. Health workers have been trained to recognize the disease, and almost 4,700 health care workers in 165 health facilities have been vaccinated against the disease with an experimental inoculation that has been effective at preventing widespread transmission in Congo. Millions of travelers along DRC's border with Uganda and Rwanda have been screened for Ebola since the outbreak began.

Uganda's 10-month preparedness has now been switched to a response mode according to ministry of Health.

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Health officials have feared the spread of the virus, which has festered in DRC's North Kivu and Ituri provinces for almost a year.

Health experts believe the spread of the disease across borders is just the beginning.

The United States pledged to continue providing assistance to Uganda, saying it had full confidence in the government's ability to respond to the outbreak.

Violence and mistrust hamper containment efforts there, as treatment centers are often attacked by militia groups, and people are either too scared or too suspicious to seek medical help, CBS News' Debora Patta reported.

Five workers have been killed and important preventative work, such as vaccination programmes and burials of Ebola victims, has been delayed. Almost 1,400 people have died in what has become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

· Avoid contact with blood and body fluids, items that may have come in contact with an infected person's blood or body fluids, body of someone who died of EVD and or meat from an unknown source. The boy's younger brother and grandmother are also sick, in a worrying sign of the disease's spread beyond the large outbreak in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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