World Health Organisation Confirms Ebola Case in Uganda
The people of Uganda woke up to crises as a child in Uganda has been tested positive for Ebola in the first cross-border case of the deadly disease since an outbreak from Congo in the previous year. It was not immediately clear how the family members of the boy were able to cross the border, where millions of the travelers have been monitored for Ebola since the outbreak began.
Uganda’s Health Ministry Jane Aceng said the five-year-old Congolese boy has been isolated and separated from the family and the society. The boy is hospitalized at a Hospital in Western District near the Congo Border.
The Uganda Health Ministry confirmed the incident on Tuesday, a blow to effort Health Workers who for months sought to prevent contamination of the disease across the heavy travelers frontier. The announcement has put new pressure on the World Health Organization to declare the Ebola outbreak.
By Nduta Sylvia