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Kasese on high alert after ebola out-break in neighbouring DRC

Health authorities and local leaders in Kasese district have cautioned residents, particularly those living closer to the border areas over the outbreak of Ebola in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Last week, the regional office for Africa of the World Health Organization-WHO, said one new case of Ebola was confirmed in Beni Health Zone in the North Kivu Province and 160 contacts of the confirmed case have been identified for close monitoring of their health.

The epicenter of the current outbreak is close to Uganda’s border to the West.

Patrick Bikansobera, the surveillance focal person for the lake region in Kasese, says the disease can easily spread to the districts neighboring DRC due to cross-border movements of win slot online. He called for the screening of all persons crossing into Uganda from DRC.

Bikansobera also encourages the community to report any suspected case to the nearest Village Health Teams or local leaders to slot deposit pulsa.  

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