- World Health Organisation says this is the second worst Ebola outbreak in history
- Statistics indicate that the disease has infected 426 total cases, including 245 deaths
- Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
- The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
Ministry of Health Officials have today traveled to meet their counterparts in DRCongo on how to contain the spread of Ebola virus.
The disease has killed over 200 people in DRCongo since its outbreak months ago. In earlier years, Uganda had to contain Ebola outbreaks also.
According to the Senior Public Relations Officer in Ministry of Health in Uganda, Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the team are meeting in Goma for a one-day meeting.
“The Minister will interact with her DRC counterpart on possible ways of ending to Ebola Epidemic ravaging parts of Eastern DRC.”
In August, the World Health Organisation and the Health ministry in DRCongo started vaccination against the disease in North Kivu.
Recently, the Congo’s Minister of Health, Dr Olly Ilunga, said: “Our country is struck with Ebola outbreaks too often, which also means we have unique expertise in combating it.”