Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda, a neighboring country to the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Wednesday, June 12.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) announced that a 5-year-old boy had been diagnosed in Uganda, apparently after crossing DRC . WHO officials said it was the first Ebola case in Uganda during the ongoing outbreak in DRC .
Uganda's Ministry of Health said the boy's grandmother and a 3-year-old siblings were also diagnosed with Ebola and were now in an isolation unit. The addition of the 5 year old was dead.
The government has not done enough to feel people about Ebola, because I believe that recognition should have started from rural areas directly, and then it comes to what? to the city centers.
"The government has not done enough to make people feel about Ebola, because I think the recognition should have started out of the countryside directly, and then it comes to what? To the city centers," Kampala resident Sarif Lubogo said.
"Like today, yes, I'm sure because I haven't seen any symptoms of Ebola, but I think the government should also continue to feel people about Ebola. Since they've confirmed three cases now that we are not safe, "says Kenneth Mwebesa.
The viral disease spreads through contact with body fluids that cause haemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding. The current Ebola epidemic began in August 201
The worse Ebola outbreak occurred in West Africa, where the epidemic infected 28,000 people and killed 11,300, mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.