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Ebola Spreads In Congo People currently Experiencing An Outbreak Of The Deadly Virus.

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Ebola Spreads In Congo People currently Experiencing An Outbreak Of The Deadly Virus.

Ebola Spreads In Congo People currently Experiencing An Outbreak Of The Deadly Virus; Uganda vaccinate front-line health workers against ebola as the country faces outbreak of the deadly virus.

Ebola spreads in congo people currently experiencing an outbreak of the deadly virus this puts the healthcare and frontline workers in Uganda at risk in response to that the Ministry of Health of Uganda will begin activity on Wednesday of vaccinating frontline health workers against the Ebola Virus in Ntoroko region with help from the World Health Organization. This will at first be actualized in the five high-hazard districts flanking the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The vaccine that is being right now regulated in DRC is exhibiting positive protective outcomes and intensity against the Ebola virus-Zaire type.

“The purpose of the vaccination under the compassionate strategy is to offer access to the rVSV vaccine to health care workers and frontline health workers and offer protection against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the context of the current EVD outbreak in DRC,” Dr Aceng said.

The health authorities are being careful having took in harsh lessons from past outbreaks. "In previous EVD outbreaks, Uganda lost health workers including the renowned Dr Mathew Lukwiya as they cared for patients. Scientists believe such invaluable lives would have been saved had a vaccine been in existence then.", said Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam.

As reported by the World Health Organization, Uganda, there were 287 cases, with 252 affirmed cases and 35 likely cases including 181 deaths. Moreover, 39 suspect cases were under examinations, till 2 November 2018.



Source: WHO Uganda

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