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Uganda intensifies border surveillance after Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo

Uganda has intensified surveillance on its western border following a reported Ebola case in the neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a senior government official said on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Emmanuel Ainebyoona
Emmanuel Ainebyoona

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, said that they have also intensified risk communication in the border districts.

“We have already intensified our surveillance system and risk communication in the border districts to ensure there is no importation of Ebola,’’ Ainebyoona said.

Allan Muruta, the commissioner in charge of epidemics at the ministry, said the risk of disease spread was high in 21 bordering districts.

The World Health Organisation announced a resurgence of Ebola in the North Kivu Province of DRC which borders Uganda.

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