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|Society & You - Health|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:00|
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda warns people to avoid physical contact, 14 people have died since the outbreak of Ebola since it began three weeks ago. In Demedicina.com've told you ten incurable diseases today , one of which is the Ebola virus.
The Ebola virus
Ebola is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world for its virulence and high mortality rate. It is transmitted by physical contact, can be fatal in up to 90% of cases. There is no vaccine for Ebola virus. Its symptoms include sudden high fever, muscle weakness, headache, kidney problems, and vomiting.
In Uganda there have been three outbreaks of Ebola virus, the deadliest was in 2000 when 425 people were infected and over half died.
On this new outbreak is known that the first infected person was a woman pregnant and then the disease spread at a funeral.
The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni informed recommendations to prevent the spread
Health officials are trying to trace all those who might have had close contact with the victims so they can be quarantined. People should avoid to prevent infection:
One victim, a health worker who had been taken to hospital in the capital had died shortly after.
The BBC's Ignatius Bahizi from Kampala reported that someone in the same Kampala habar have not yet heard the last outbreak of Ebola virus and are surprised when they find out.
President Yoweri Museveni was visibly dejected condolences for those killed in a speech to the nation:
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Source | www.bbc.co.uk/
Photos | African-archiv.blog russ, alalam.ir