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EBOLA: In new alert, Ugandans urged to take caution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Ugandans in urban centres head to the countryside for the festive season, the Health Ministry has warned of increased cases of Ebola in neighboring DRC and urged caution. At least 55 new Ebola cases have been reported in DRC since December 1, 2019, …

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Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda on Sunday started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour. All countries in high-risk areas, even if not hit by Ebola, had been …

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EBOLA: 150 complete vaccine trial in Uganda

  Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred and fifty people have received the two doses of the Jansen ZEBOVAC Ebola vaccine during trials that are currently ongoing at EpiCenter Health Research at the Mbarara University Science and Research in Mbarara. The vaccine is currently being used by health workers …

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Mumbere rallies subjects on Ebola fight

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has rallied his subjects both in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to embrace the fight against the Ebola. Ebola which is a severe illness with up to 90 percent fatality rate is also one of the …

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Ministers endorse collaboration framework on Ebola preparedness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Health Ministers from nine countries that border the Democratic Republic of Congo have endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks. The ministers observed that the countries shared a threat that the outbreak …

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Ebola still an ‘urgent’ global health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an “urgent” global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting. DRC’s latest Ebola epidemic, which began in August 2018, has killed 2,144 people, making it the second …

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