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Uganda Ebola Outbreak: Here's what you Need To Know

A 24-year-old male who came with Ebola symptoms on September 11, 2022, is the first case that has been officially identified. Laboratory testing on September 19, 2022, confirmed the findings. His death was attributed to the Sudan strain of Ebola, which was last discovered in the nation in 2012.

The Zaire strain of the ebola virus, which surfaced in the DRC and some regions of Uganda in 2018, has a higher case fatality rate overall than the Sudan variant.

Investigations are being conducted to determine whether other unusual deaths in September 2022 and patients in the same district were caused by Ebola. On September 23, 2022, 11 confirmed cases have been reported.

What dangers exist for the general health?

The Ebola virus is extremely contagious and is primarily spread by coming into touch with bodily fluids from infected individuals.

The first documented instance may have exposed family members as well as members of the general public who were in close proximity, thus there is a serious risk to the public. Identification of any secondary cases and their potential contacts is crucial in the coming days.

With Ebola, a significant portion of people who contract the disease go on to die. During the epidemic in 2000.

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