Ebola: 300 People Infected In Eastern DR Congo

Doctors remove the corpse of an Ebola victim on 22 August 2018 à Mangina eastern DRC.                  AFP  John Wessels

An outbreak of Ebola in the DRC has claimed 180 lives so far, and with high numbers of people moving across the border "the public health risk of cross-border transmission of Ebola to Uganda was assessed to be very high", according to minister Jane Ruth Aceng.

This precaution is being taken because the health care officials are anxious that the infection would spread into the country from the borders shared with Democratic Republic of Congo.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the EVD outbreak continues to be of grave concern, particularly with geographical spread of the disease to a new area, as well as the increasing number of confirmed cases and contacts to be followed in Beni.

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"Compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine for health care and frontline workers", will begin on Monday, she told journalists.

The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with the fluids of an infected person, or objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

The targeted districts are Kabarole, Bunyangabo, Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko, where there is an outbreak of the highly contagious disease. Several studies have shown that the vaccine is safe and protects against the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said in a statement.

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"In previous [Ebola] outbreaks, Uganda lost health workers, including the renowned Dr Matthew Lukwiya, as they cared for patients", said Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO's Uganda representative. The current Ebola outbreak is going on its fourth month, totaling 300 cases and 186 deaths as of November 4. These could have been saved had a vaccine been available then. "Not because of the unequipped terrain and unpaved dirt roads but because these villages act as front lines between the different armed groups", Dr. Eric Mukuma, a health zone coordinator for the aid group CARE, wrote in an editorial in the Guardian newspaper.Some patients have also fled treatment centers, carrying the virus with them. The worst outbreak was in Uganda in 2000 and 2001, when 574 people were infected and 261 died.

The infection is capable of killing 20 to 70 percent of those who are infected depending on the strain of virus. Some of these combinations include ZMapp, REGN-EB3, the antiviral drug remdesivir and single-antibody drug called mAb114.

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