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Uganda Increases Surveillance After Ebola Outbreak In DRC

Bethel | 95timefm


Uganda has intensified surveillance on its western border following a reported Ebola case in the neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, says that they have also intensified risk communication in the border districts to ensure there is no importation of Ebola.

Allan Muruta, the commissioner in charge of epidemics at the ministry, says that the risk of disease spread was high in 21 bordering districts and called for more surveillance in these areas.

The World Health Organization announced a resurgence of Ebola in the North Kivu Province of DRC which borders Uganda.