Kampala, Uganda will start tomorrow (Monday)
vaccinating some health personnel against Ebola, amid fears that the
viral hemorrhagic fever may transmit from the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (DRC), which is facing an outbreak of the disease.
Jean-Ruth Eing, Health Minister of Uganda said the authorities
would provide about 2,100 vaccine doses to cover health professionals
in areas close to the border.
During a press conference, Eing explained that tens of thousands
cross the border weekly in both directions for trade, family visits and
other purposes. She added “Hence the risk of cross-border
transmission is very high.
Congo declared the outbreak of Ebola on 1 August, killing at
least 139 people.
Uganda western border areas are about 100 kilometers away
from the spots where the disease spread in Congo.
Source: Oman News Agency