Exposing Uganda to an epidemic from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo seems to have increased on Thursday, as the number of victims has risen to two, and three alleged cases have been reported in a Ugandan border hospital.
The number of people in Uganda who may have been exposed to Ebola virus carriers has significantly increased from eight to at least 27.
The findings in updated information from the Ministry of Health on its website suggest an increasing a threat to Uganda from the Ebola virus that he has raped the Eastern Congo over the past year and reports that this week he has spread to Uganda.
The spread of Ebola in Uganda has disturbed international health officials who have expressed hope that the outbreak in the center of a Permanent Conflict Zone in the eastern Congo can be mastered and defeated there.
The World Health Organization convened a meeting of its International Emergency Medical Committee on Friday at its Geneva Headquarters, expecting it to declare the Ebola outbreak
This statement would trigger a much more aggressive response to the outbreak, which could lead to stricter border controls and other travel restrictions.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health said five more of the Congo, who were the first victim – his mother and father, three-year-old brother and sister, six-month-old brother and sister and maid – all returned to the Congo border. The three-year-old is confirmed to be infected with Ebola, and the rest are suspected in the case,
"There is currently no confirmed Ebola case in Uganda," the ministry said. It seeks to assure international travelers that the country is "safe and all our national parks and tourist sites remain open and accessible to the public."
However, according to the ministry, three suspicious cases unrelated to the first two deaths are isolated. for treatment at the hospital in Bwera, the border city where the Ebola spread in Uganda for the first time
The Ebola virus can lead to uncontrolled internal bleeding and death. It is transmitted through physical contact and is one of the most contagious diseases. Symptoms may take days to manifest, increasing the risk of infection.
The Ministry of Health said at least 27 people in Uganda might have had contact with both the deceased and the three suspected Ebola patients by raising the possibility
Worried that large gatherings could include potential carriers of Ebola, Ministry of Health officials held an extraordinary meeting Thursday with the heads of the Kingdom of Rouenzhurou in western Uganda, who borders on Congo, who planned a great funeral for Queen Mother Christine Mukirania this month at the age of 85. to provide them with information and encourage them to spread it to the whole kingdom. "
Since the outbreak of the Congo, 2084 people have been infected and 1,405 people have died