Ebola Case Crosses DR Congo Border into Uganda

Uganda's health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed the first Ebola case in the east African nation since the current outbreak began in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The patient is a five-year-old Congolese who crossed into Uganda with family to seek medical help. Uganda has had a detailed survelliance plan to strop the spread and is taking care of the child in an isolation unit.

 

African countries have been more scientific about containing Ebola than many other places, noting that Ebola is not spread by air, water or casual contact - only by contact with bodily fluids from a visably ill person. Uganda is using surveillance of everyone it sees crossing the border from Congo and is treating the first confirmed case.

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