Uganda to vac­ci­nate work­ers against Ebola

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UGANDA - Uganda will be­gin vac­ci­nat­ing front­line health work­ers against Ebola next week as the threat in­creases of the deadly virus spread­ing from neigh­bour­ing Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, the health min­is­ter said on Fri­day. An out­break of Ebola in the DRC has claimed 180 lives so far, and with high num­bers of peo­ple mov­ing across the bor­der "the pub­lic health risk of cross-bor­der trans­mis­sion of ebola to Uganda was as­sessed to be very high", ac­cord­ing to min­is­ter Jane Ruth Aceng. "Com­pas­sion­ate use of the ebola vac­cine for healthcare and front­line work­ers, will be­gin to­mor­row, she told jour­nal­ists. It will be the first time the vac­cine is used in a coun­try not in the midst of an ac­tive ebola out­break.

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