Many may have received the news of the outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever Ebola in western Uganda with a feeling of detached concern. This however, is bound to as President Yoweri Museveni bans all physical contact after a victim of a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus was reported in the capital Kampala for the first time. The President in an address to the nation, President Museveni out lined the chronology of incidents since the disease first reared its head in villages in Kibaale district over a fortnight ago until it came to Kampala. The president has advised the masses to avoid handshakes and immediately report cases of people bearing the symptoms of the deadly disease which include high fever, vomiting and diarrhea with bleeding among others. In the meantime, the Health Ministry is following up all those who may have had contact with those infected including medics, who are now under observation. The official Ebola toll figure stands at 14. In the meantime, the Ministry of Health has set up an isolation centre in Kagadi and will soon set up another isolation centre at Mulago hospital to cater for Kampala and its neighborhoods. A team of medics from the Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and the United States Centre for Disease Control have been dispatched to help officials on the ground prevent the outbreak from getting out of hand. The latest outbreak started in Uganda's western Kibaale district, around 200 kilometres west of the Kampala, and <b>...</b>
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