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EBOLA OUTBREAK REACHES UGANDAN CAPITAL


 

 

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Ugandan Capital

Uganda’s president is urging citizens to refrain from having physical contact following the news that a person infected with the Ebola virusdied in the capital. Since the Ebola outbreak began in westernUganda three weeks ago, the virus has claimed at least 14 lives. It initially went undetected because patients were not showing some of the typical symptoms, such as hemorrhaging. Ebola is extremely virulent and often fatal. It has no known cure and no vaccine. Health officials hope that isolating those infected and disrupting the chain of transmission will be sufficient to contain the outbreak. More…Discuss