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