Uganda’s president has warned against shaking hands and other physical contact after the first death from the deadly Ebola virus in the capital.
The latest outbreak started in Uganda’s western Kibale district, about 200km from Kampala, and around 50km from the border with Democratic Republic of Congo.
The fatal case in Kampala was a health worker who “had attended to the dead at Kagadi hospital” in Kibale, Health Minister Christine Ondoa told reporters.
And it’s deja vu all over again…this is how I started reporting virology on the Web, back in 1995 – with the Kikwit Ebola outbreak. It’s possibly the first time Ebola has hit a major centre, so it could be interesting to see what develops. Let’s hope nothing…!
I thank Russell Kightley Media for the Ebola virus graphic
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