Kagadi, Uganda, Uganda Ebola outbreak attacked in recent weeks and took dozens of lives. A deadly virus which until now has not found a cure is to make people scared. Allegedly, the spread comes from the first funeral of a baby who died of Ebola and then transmitted to a few mourners.
Residents in western Uganda, where the origin of the outbreak, has been warned to avoid public gatherings and public transportation does not go up unless absolutely necessary. Health officials hope the outbreak is not worse than it was in 2000 and which had killed more than 200 people.
“The hospital center of an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda are now dealing with 30 suspected cases, including 5 cases of Kibaale prison. 3 people Kagadi hospital patients also suffer from the virus have been confirmed. Suspected cases are still many go to the hospital,” said Dr. Dan Kyamanywa, local health officials as reported by CNN.
The doctors are currently testing suspected cases of infection of urgency so as to separate the patients who were confirmed infected with Ebola from infected patients who did not. To date, at least 16 people have been killed due to this outbreak.
“There are fears that the outbreak would spread to the capital, but it was not possible. Many Kagadi ill patients at home who fled when he learned of Ebola was confirmed. The hospital is struggling to respond to all suspected cases of infection,” said Kyamanywa.
Health workers do not know the origin of this outbreak, but the first case started in Kibaale district to the west of Uganda. The case sparked fears society. Ebola is easily spread by direct contact with body fluids. The symptoms are fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, rash, red eyes and ends with profuse bleeding from all body openings.
The team of medical volunteers who are members of Doctors Without Borders said the first victim of Ebola outbreak in Uganda in recent weeks are a baby girl is 3 months old. Among the 65 people who attended his funeral, 15 people were then infected with this deadly disease and later died.
The funeral process in Uganda is complex and attracted the attention of the crowd. , President of Uganda urged people to avoid unnecessary exposure and banning handshakes. Doctors Without Borders also supports the suggestion because it is very good to protect people who are not infected or has not shown any symptoms.
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