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Entebbe Airport on High Alert As Ebola Breaks out in DR.Congo

The ministry of healthy has started the screening of all travellers at Entebbe international Airport and other boarder entry points following the outbreak of Ebola in neighboring DR Congo.

The acting director general health services Dr Henry Mwebesa says the screening is also targeting all passengers who have had history of travelling to DR Congo.

He asked all leaders in the district of Wakiso, Kanungu, Kampala, Hoima , Kibale, Kisoro, Kasese, Bundibugyo, and Kibale among others to re activate the respective district task forces in preparation for any possible attack.

The main hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo’s northwestern town of Bikoro received four new suspected Ebola cases on Thursday, the hospital’s director told Reuters.

Bikoro is the nearest major town to Ikoko Impenge, the village where the first reports of the fever appeared. A total of 25 are now suspected to have been infected since the start of the year, of whom at least 17 have died.

Hospital director Serge Ngaleto said that among the four cases, two were health workers who had come into contact with people suspected of being infected.

 

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