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Health ministry to conduct ebola ring vaccination in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health is set to carry out ring vaccination of all persons believed to have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola case in Kasese district.  The vaccination is scheduled to start on Thursday June 14, 2019. It will cover all persons suspected …

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How Ebola virus has spread to Uganda from DRC

Kampala, Uganda | Grace Matsiko – AFP | A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday. Uganda has been on high alert since the outbreak across …

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New measures launched to strengthen Ebola response outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed UN Ebola Response Emergency Coordinator David Gressly has declared that there is ‘no time to waste’ as the worst ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo enters its tenth month. The Declaration came with new measures to strengthen the …

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Ministry of Health receives motorcycles to boost Ebola surveillance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has received 10 motorcycles from World Health Organization-WHO with support from Irish Embassy for Ebola surveillance and preparedness activities. The Honda XL motorcycles will be deployed in the eight high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The districts …

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Ministry of Health rule out ebola outbreak in Kagadi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has ruled out Ebola Outbreak in Kagadi district. This follows the death of Benon Ahorwendire 50, a resident of Kanyegaramire village in Kyenzige Sub County. He died from Kagadi Hospital after presenting signs similar to those of an Ebola patient. …

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Ugandan health workers fatigued-Ebola simulation report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers on Ugandan borders are tired of the endless state of Ebola preparedness, an Ebola Simulation exercise carried out early this month has revealed. The results were disseminated during an international Ebola Virus Disease meeting that begun in Kampala on Monday. The Simulation exercise …

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