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South Sudan alert after Ebola outbreak in Uganda


July 30, 2012 (JUBA) - The Republic of South Sudan remains alert after a confirmed Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Uganda reportedly killed 13 people, with at least 20 cases reported by the country’s health

An outbreak of the deadly disease, according to local media reports, were confirmed in the Western Ugandan district of Kibaale, located about 200km from the country’s capital, Kampala. The district reportedly has a total population of about 646,700 people.

An official from the South Sudanese ministry of health, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Sudan Tribune on Monday that the new nation, being a neighbour to Uganda, will “not take chances” at all on the disease.

“Ebola, as you know, is a deadly disease and the rate at which it spreads from one person to another is very rapid. We need to take precaution as a country especially with the massive influx of Ugandans coming into South Sudan,” the official warned.

According to the World Health organization (WHO), there is no treatment and no vaccine against Ebola, which is transmitted by close personal contact and, depending on the strain, kills up to 90 percent of those who contract the virus.

Meanwhile, the Ugandan government has reportedly embarked on coordinating needs assessments and response efforts aimed at containing the outbreak.

According to WHO, "A team of experts from the government, WHO and CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) are in the field and following up on all suspected cases and those who got into contact with patients.”

In addition, the Ugandan Red Cross (URC) has reportedly been asked by the Ministry of Health to prepare for support to case tracking, social mobilization and community awareness, while a team of mobilized URC volunteers and staff are reportedly on standby ready for deployment as soon as the modalities for engagement have been confirmed.


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  • 30 July 2012 12:08, by wdalbalad1

    southerens people uganda brought for you the death via:
    .assassinations (assassinate your leaders)
    .deadly diseases
    and they will send to you everything killer and also you trust on them. apply on you arab phrases (the dog want his killer).
    killig for your thieves govrnment by uganda’s disease...etc.

    repondre message

  • 30 July 2012 18:45, by philipdit wol

    This is not a joking matter hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! I urges our minister of health to take precuation on this influx of Ugandan to South Sudan otherwise there must be a serious deadly in our new nation.

    repondre message

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