Thursday, December 6, 2007

Trying to halt the Ebola Virus

In the aftermath of the recent outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, Kenya has set up screening centres on its borders with Uganda. This is to halt the spread of Ebola
from one nation to another.

Around 91 people have been infected with this strain. In the aftermath of 2 health workers dieing today, Ugandan officials were candid on the challange facinf the country. "We are facing a crisis, health workers are scared and the morale is low, there is a very big shortage of nurses."

Uganda's health ministry has also deployed medics to the north-west to control outbreaks of cholera, meningitis and bubonic plague.



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