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President Museveni Sent a Tough Warning message to Witchdoctors Over The Widespread Ebola

According to WHO, illnesses have been discovered in five places including Mubende since the original epidemic in the predominantly rural landlocked country.

The 1976 discovery of Ebola earned it the name of a river in the DR Congo. Fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhea are typical signs of human transmission by bodily fluids. Particularly in metropolitan settings, outbreaks are challenging to control.

Those who are infected do not become contagious until symptoms manifest which can take anywhere between two and 21 days following the incubation period.

In an effort to limit the spread of Ebola which has already claimed the lives of 19 people in the poor East African nation of Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni of that nation has ordered traditional healers to cease treating sick people.

The seasoned leader on Wednesday ordered security personnel to detain any suspects of having the frequently fatal viral hemorrhagic fever if they refused to be placed in isolation. He made these instructions during a speech to the nation that was broadcast on television.

His directives came after a regional ministerial gathering in Kampala to discuss the emergency response to the outbreak following the announcement last month by Uganda of its first death from the highly contagious disease since 2019.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization had informed the gathering from Geneva that clinical trials on medications to treat the specific strain of the ebola virus called the Sudan ebola virus that is currently circulating in Uganda and for which there is no vaccine could begin in the coming weeks.

Since the outbreak was initially noted in the central region of Mubende on September 20, 54 confirmed cases and 19 fatalities were reported according to WHO statement.

Museveni claimed that there had only been one tragic case in Kampala involving a 45-year old Congolese man who had sought the assistance of a witchdoctor after leaving his isolation in Mubende as a result of the death of a relative.

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