What about Uganda?
Ugandan authorities have already drawn up a list of 98 contacts or contact contacts potentially exposed to the Ebola virus, of which 10 are considered "high risk," said Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Emergency Program .
Vaccination of these contacts and health workers with Merck's experimental vaccine will begin on Saturday, he said.
Ryan told Reuters on Friday that there were no signs of a local transmission of the Ebola virus in Uganda. This is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the eruption of the Ebola in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
"There is no evidence yet … But we have not yet come out of the forest," he said, noting that the incubation period up to 21
June 14: WHO's position regarding Ebola
The World Health Organization has decided not to declare an international emergency on the eruption in the Congo, despite its spread in Uganda this week.
In a statement, the group of 13 independent medical experts from the WHO Emergency Committee urged neighboring "risky" countries to improve their readiness to open and manage imported cases, "as Uganda has done,"
"This is not extraordinary a situation in the DRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo is an extraordinary situation that is severe and could affect the neighboring countries, "said Dr Preben Aavitzland, Chairman of the Committee at a press conference at the UN agency
." The Committee really does not have anything to do is won, as e declares PHEIC (extraordinary international concern for public health), but potentially much can be lost.
Such a declaration would risk creating travel or trade restrictions "that could seriously damage the economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Aavitsman said. WHO Director General Tedros Aghamnom Ghebreyios said on Kampala's phone said: "The spread of Ebola in Uganda is a new development, but the fundamental dynamics of the epidemic has not changed."
Some medical groups have called on the Commission to declare an emergency situation.
Lawrence Gostin, a professor of international health law at the Georgetown University Law School, was disappointed that the group had not declared a state of emergency for the third time.
"@ WHO was criticized for delaying the announcement of PHEIC in Africa. Failure in DRC Will Influence Legitimacy? "He said he admired the members of the group but disagreed with their conclusion.
In the last decade, only four emergencies were announced, including the worst Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa in 2014-2016 The others were a flu pandemic in 2009, the polio in 2014, and the Zika virus in 2016.
13 June : Uganda repatriates Ebola suspects in Congo
The authorities in Uganda on Thursday banned public gatherings in the western province of Cassete, where two
The relatives of the two men who died from Ebola were also repatriated from Uganda in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they would receive experimental and therapeutic treatment
"Hand-washing facilities were created with washing materials like (bleach) and soap, no shaking hands, people just get out, "local journalist Ronald Kule told Reuters.
While repatriation means there is no confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda on Thursday, three other Ebola suspicious cases not related to
Uganda remains in Ebola's response mode to track the 27 contacts (of the family), "says a statement from the Uganda Ministry of Health. Cross-teams have taken measures to raise awareness of Ebola in the Uganda border zone – DRC after confirmed cases of the disease.
Ugandan Health Minister Jane Ruth Akeng said the challenges remain at the "informal entry points" between Congo and Uganda, which share a porous 875-kilometer border
These unresolved border crossings, known such as "pannyas" in the local language of the Luzonzo, are often just planks placed at a point in the river or through forests and mountains where there is no observation.
The family, who was repatriated on Thursday, had gone from Congo to Uganda earlier this week and sought treatment when a 5-year-old boy did not feel well. He died from Ebola on Tuesday. His 50-year-old grandmother who accompanied them died of the disease on Wednesday, the ministry said.
June 11: WHO urgent meeting scheduled for June 14
The World Health Organization announced that the Emergency Committee will meet on Friday to determine whether to improve its assessment of the situation to "Exceptional public health emergency of international interest". DRC an epidemic of international concern, as the outbreak was contained in a part of DRC .
In order for the Commission to make an emergency call, it must determine that the epidemic "has public health implications beyond the national border of the affected country and may require immediate international action."
If such a statement is made on Friday, it will represent a major change in mobilization against the disease.
Ebola's ongoing epidemic began in August last year in the eastern Congo and has already infected at least 2 062 people, killing 1390 of them
. "This epidemic is in a really frightening phase and shows no signs of stopping anytime. soon, "says Jeremy Farar, an infectious disease specialist, and director of the Wellcome Trust global health charity, which is involved in fighting Ebola.
"We can expect and plan more cases in DRC and neighboring countries. "There are currently more deaths than any other eruption epidemic in history that is the cause of the West African epidemic in 2013-16, and there is no doubt that the situation may escalate to these terrible levels." 19659003] The Red Cross said it has been stepping up its efforts to curb the spread of the virus since it was discovered in Uganda.
"This is an alarming development, but we have been preparing for this day for months," Robert Quaizga, Uganda, the Secretary-General of the Red Cross said in a statement Wednesday. "Current Ugandan cases will be quickly detained, but the failure to stop the current eruption epidemic in DRC is just tragic," says Ian Jones, professor of virology in the UK.
Short Description: Uganda's Ego Ready for Ebola
Following the outbreak in August in the eastern Congo, the Congolese Ministry of Health said on Monday has registered 2,062 cases, including 1390 deaths.
Ugandan neighbors have been suffering from regular outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg over the years, as well as a high lethal viral haemorrhagic fever.
A donor laboratory in Entebe, a city on the coast south of the capital Kampala, means that Uganda usually confirms outbreaks much faster than many of its neighbors.
Preparing for possible cases from Ebola, Uganda has vaccinated nearly 4,700 health workers, disease surveillance has been enhanced, special medical units have been set up, and health workers are trained to recognize the symptoms of the disease
. is 2000 when 425 people are infected. More than half of them have died. June 19: Ebola deaths recorded
Ebola in Uganda, after the confirmation Tuesday that the deadly virus is the country.
The five-year-old Congolese child, the first registered case in Uganda and his grandmother, succumbed to the virus in the Bwere General Hospital.
Authorities are now worried about the spread of the epidemic after more cases are confirmed on Wednesday. "Two more samples … have been positive," the World Health Organization said. in Twitter, citing the Minister of Health and bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three
Local News Channel, Daily Monitor, said the country's Ebola cases have risen to 10, citing the Minister of Health of the country Ruth Aseng, who said there were more suspects, including two men, two women and a six-month-old baby coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
June 10: Ebola Confirmed in Uganda
The Ebola case was confirmed in Uganda, ten months after the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 5-year-old Congolese child, who entered Uganda on June 9th via Bwera's border point, is being cared for, said the World Health Organization (WHO) WHO ). case in Uganda during the eruption of an ebola in a neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo " WHO said in a statement.
The child's family sought medical assistance at Kagando Hospital and the child was transferred to
"The confirmation was made today by the Ugandan Institute of Viruses ( UVRI ) … WHO said
How the Ebola victim came to Uganda
The boy was accompanied by her father in Uganda and Congo's mother who had returned to Congo to nurse her father before he died of Ebola, Health Minister Uganda Ruth Aseng said at a press conference.
The family returned to Uganda with four other members of the Congolese family. All other members of the Congolese family are in isolation at the Bwera Hospital. Two of them have already developed symptoms similar to those of Ebola, and samples have been removed from them, Akeng said. Test results are expected on Wednesday. About 8 contacts are tracked, Akeng said.
Akeng said the family had entered Uganda on June 10 rather than the 9th. The reason for the mismatch was not immediately clear and neither nor the government were available for clarification.