Uganda at Risk of Ebola Following Violence in DR Congo

Reports of people from DR Congo being prevented from crossing the border into Uganda and choosing to enter the country illegally without being screened for Ebola have raised concerns that the disease may spread. This comes after humanitarian organisation Oxfam said the ongoing violence in the area makes reaching people with aid from within DRC extremely difficult.

Health workers assist a patient suspected of having Ebola (file photo).


AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.