Uganda will vac­ci­nate against Ebola if it spreads from DR Congo, says WHO

The East African - - NEWS -

UGANDA: The World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion has said Uganda will vac­ci­nate against Ebola should it spread from Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year.

Uganda bor­ders Congo’s Ituri and North Kivu Prov­inces, where Ebola is be­lieved to have killed 97 peo­ple since the lat­est out­break started in July, and in­fected an­other 45. Uganda has had five out­breaks since 2000, the lat­est in 2017. The con­ta­gious disease causes haem­or­rhagic fever, vom­it­ing and diar­rhoea. Ebola killed 11,300 peo­ple in West Africa in 2013-2016.

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