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Uganda Ebola outbreak

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  1. afrodenzi

    afrodenzi Platinum Member

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    The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.

    The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is "an outbreak of Ebola" in Uganda.

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    Up to 90% of those who contract Ebola die from the virus..


    source ... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-kills-14-in-midwestern-uganda.html

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    The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.

    The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is "an outbreak of Ebola" in Uganda.

    "Laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute...have confirmed that the strange disease reported in Kibaale is indeed Ebola hemorrhagic fever," the Ugandan government and WHO said in joint statement.

    Kibaale is a district in midwestern Uganda, where people in recent weeks have been troubled by a mysterious illness that seemed to have come from nowhere. Ugandan health officials had been stumped as well, and spent weeks conducting laboratory tests that were at first inconclusive.

    On Friday, Joaquim Saweka, the WHO representative in Uganda, told The Associated Press that investigators were "not so sure" it was Ebola, and a Ugandan health official dismissed the possibility of Ebola as merely a rumor. It appears firm evidence of Ebola was clinched overnight.

    Health officials told reporters in Kampala that the 14 dead were among 20 reported with the disease. Two of the infected have been isolated for examination by researchers and health officials. A clinical officer and, days later, her 4-month-old baby died from the disease caused by the Ebola virus, officials said.

    Officials urged Ugandans to be calm, saying a national emergency taskforce had been set up to stop the disease from spreading far and wide.

    There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola, and in Uganda, where in 2000 the disease killed 224 people and left hundreds more traumatized, it resurrects terrible memories. There have been isolated cases since, such as in 2007 when an outbreak of a new strain of Ebola killed at least 37 people in Bundibugyo, a remote district close to the Congolese border, but none as deadly as in 2000.

    Ebola, which manifests itself as a hemorrhagic fever, is highly infectious and kills quickly. It was first reported in 1976 in Congo and is named for the river where it was recognized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    A CDC factsheet on Ebola says the disease is "characterized by fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. A rash, red eyes, hiccups and internal and external bleeding may be seen in some patients."

    Scientists don't know the natural reservoir of the virus, but they suspect the first victim in an Ebola outbreak gets infected through contact with an infected animal, such as a monkey.

    The virus can be transmitted through direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person, or objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions. During communal funerals, for example, when the bereaved come into contact with an Ebola victim, the virus can be contracted, officials said, warning against unnecessary contact with suspected cases of Ebola.


    In Kibaale, some villagers had started abandoning their homes in recent weeks to escape what they thought was an illness that had something to do with bad luck, because people were quickly falling ill and dying, and there was no immediate explanation, officials said.


    Officials said now that they've verified Ebola in the area they can concentrate on controlling the disease. Ebola patients were being treated at the only major hospital in Kibaale, said Stephen Byaruhanga, the district's health secretary.

    "Being a strange disease, we were shocked to learn that it was Ebola," Byaruhanga said. "Our only hope is that in the past when Ebola broke out in other parts of Uganda it was controlled."

    The challenge, he said, was retaining the services of all the nurses and doctors who are being asked to risk their lives in order to look after the sick.

    "Their lives are at stake," he said.

    Officials also worry that other villagers suffering from other diseases might be afraid to visit the hospital for fear of catching Ebola, he said.


    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/uganda-ebola-outbreak_n_1714904.html
     
  2. BAK

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    Scary!!!! Please stay far away from that country.

     
  3. afrodenzi

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    yeah , I hope it won't travel to our country ...:(
     
  4. kichwili

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    mungu alaze roho za waathirika mahali pema peponi, kusema kweli ebola si utani kinachotisha ni how close uganda is to tz halafu udhaifu wa disaster response teams zetu or lack thereof.

    Nakumbuka miaka ya 90 na kitu nilikuwa nasoma sekondari hapo Dar, ebola ikazuka Zaire ikaleta wimbi la wakimbizi kutoka mikoa ya boda. Correct me if I am wrong lakini nakumbuka daktari mkuu wa serikali? (surgeon general) akinukuliwa gazetini akisema "ebola ikiingia tz, kila mtu kivyake" sikumbuki gazeti gani however ilibidi nigome kuenda shule kwa muda kidogo mpaka situation ilipotulia.

    Naomba mola hii kitu isiibuke kwetu, tunayakutosha ya kututatiza.
     
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    OMG! Not now! Ebola is very contagious. Why don't we have a quarantine with Uganda up until now?! Something hopefully is being done as far as boarder health surveillance is concerned!
     
  6. kichwili

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    mhe. king'asti quarantine kitu gani? hii ni kama disaster yoyote nyingine inayoinusuru nchi yetu( assuming tutanusurika this time pia) yaani kudra za mungu tuu, wengine watasema kunywa kikombe eti imani ni tiba. Inasikitisha ya kwamba kuna mtu kibao in "sina habari" mode right near the border ambao hawatasikia hii habari mpaka next year sometime
     
  7. afrodenzi

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    Asante Invisible kwa kuongeza maelezo zaidi..
     
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    Bbc imetangaza hali ya hatari eneo la uganda magharibi ambapo wakazi wama eneo ya magharibi wamekumbwa na ugonjwa wa ebola usio na kinga wala tiba..

    Mpaka sasa wamefariki watu 14, taasis za afya na msalaba mwekundu zinaendelea kuchua hatua na serikali kwa ujumla..

    Ugonjwa huo ulikumba uganda miaka 10 iliyopita na umelipuka tena
     
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    By AFP
    Posted Monday, July 30 2012 at 13:22

    Uganda's president Monday warned against physical contact after a victim of a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus was reported in the capital Kampala for the first time.


    "The Ministry of Health are tracing all the people who have had contact with the victims," Yoweri Museveni said in a state broadcast, adding that 14 people had died in total since Ebola broke out in western Uganda three weeks ago.


    Two cases have since been reported in the capital, with one victim reported dead in Kampala's Mulago Hospital, he said, calling on people not to shake hands to avoid the spread of the killer virus.


    "Ebola spreads by contact when you contact each other physically... avoid shaking of hands, because that can cause contact through sweat, which can cause problems," Museveni said.


    "Do not take on burying somebody who has died from symptoms that look like Ebola -- instead call health workers because they know how to do it...avoid promiscuity because this sickness can also go through sex," he added.

    Please read more about this report from source below:
    Uganda warns on physical contact as Ebola reaches capital*- Africa*|nation.co.ke
     
  10. zomba

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    Watanzania tuombe na tusali Mwenyeezi Mungu atuepushie hili gonjwa lililo jirani kabisa.

    Tunashauriwa hakuna mabusu (kissing), wala kushikana mikono (yaani hata kusalimiana ni kwa kuashiria tu, no handshake), wala "physical contact" aina yoyote. Erotica sijui itakuwaje kwake hii hali?

    Ebola Outbreak Prompts Ugandans to Stop Kissing

    The president of Uganda is calling on people in the East African country to avoid physical contact, including handshaking and kissing, to prevent the spread of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus that is believed to have killed 14 people in the last few weeks.
    The disease has no known cure or vaccine and some strains can kill up to 90 percent of victims within days. Ugandans are so fearful of the disease that residents in Kibaale province where the outbreak was reported said that people immediately fled the hospital after hearing patients with Ebola were there.

    In a nationally televised speech today, President Yoweri Museveni said health officials are working to contain the disease to the rural district where the outbreak was confirmed Saturday, but at least one of the suspected victims was taken to a hospital in the capital city of Kampala. Now, nearly two dozen medical workers at Mulago Hospital are being held in isolation.

    "We have asked people in the whole country to be careful and aware of those who present with symptoms. We have informed health facilities of the right way to respond," said Dr. Anthony Mbonye at Uganda's Ministry of Health. Mbonye said no other patients at Mulago Hospital in Kampala are at risk, and he is optimistic the outbreak in the Kibaale district 125 miles west of the capital city can be contained soon. "I have hope because since Friday we have not had any new suspected cases of Ebola," he said.

    However, another health official from the affected district told the Associated Press up to six more patients suspected to have Ebola have been admitted to a hospital there and said people in other villages are reporting possible Ebola infections.
    Mbonye said people are frightened because many illnesses that are common in the region, such as malaria, have the same symptoms as Ebola. He said health officials have to balance the need to inform the public while not wanting to cause unnecessary panic. In Kibaale, schools are closed and social gatherings have been cancelled.
    Experts from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in Uganda to advise health officials responding to the outbreak.

    People infected with Ebola usually have flu-like symptoms at first. They can then begin bleeding internally and externally as their vital organs shut down.

    Ebola was named for the river near where it was first reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Scientists believe an Ebola outbreak usually begins when a human contracts the disease from an infected animal.

    The CDC operates a laboratory in Uganda where a team of scientists is studying Ebola and other deadly viruses in Africa. In the past couple of years, U.S. defense officials expressed concern that terrorists could try to use Ebola as a biological weapon. The threat posed by Ebola and other little understood viral diseases has been dramatized by best-selling books such as "The Hot Point" and Hollywood movies like "Outbreak" and "Contagion."

    This is the third outbreak of Ebola in Uganda since 2000 when 224 people were killed. At least 42 people were killed in another outbreak in 2007, and there was a single confirmed case in 2011.

    Source: Ebola Outbreak Prompts Ugandans to Stop Kissing - ABC News
     
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    Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Muungano imetoa mwongozo wowote ? Naona Kenya washatoa! Au ndio tumsubiri Mwenyezi atusaidie??
     
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    Muongozo utatolewa baada ya watu kuugua na kufa.
     
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    Ngoja tufe tupungue ajira zipatikane kwa wataobakia baada ya sisi kufa
     
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    Unangoja Serikali? nyie ndio wale mnangoja kufanyiwa kila kitu. Pole sana, jitume kidogo.

    Mimi sikungoja, nimetoa tahadhari hapa. Serikali ni sisi wenyewe. Fikisha ujumbe kwa uwezo wako.
     
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    Duh....hii kitu imerudi tena, nakumbuka iliwahi kuzuka kwenye late 80s hivi maeneo ya iliyokuwa Zaire wakati wa Kuku Mbengu wa Zabanga(Mobutu Seseseko) na ikaenea mpaka Uganda.

    aaahhh...nimekumbuka, hivi na ule ugonjwa uliitwa seven days nao uliishia wapi????

    May God bless us all lakini na tufate masharti na namna za kujikinga, sio tulete ujinga wetu wa kuzembea(kwa ushahidi wa Skagit etc) kisha tumsingizie Mungu.
     
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    Usingoje mpaka sirikali watoe muongozo,jamaa wamelala usingizi mzito ukiwasubiria unaweza ukalala wewe!!! Boarder na airport kumeoza kwa rushwa!!
     
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    Tumekuwa tukisikia na hata kuona ugonjwa huu kwa njia mbalimbali kupitia vyombo vya habari na hata kwa kushuhudia kwa macho yetu!

    Hofu yangu sasa ni Watanzania wangapi wanaufahamu ugonjwa huu.

    Dalili zake,matibabu yake au tahadhari gani za kuchukua pindi unapoibuka nchini na je vipi maambukizo yake..

    Ugonjwa hauko mbali, uko nchi jirani Uganda. Je kuna mtu ye yote mwenye maelezo mazuri na mwenye kuujua ugonjwa huu atuhabarishe hapa! Maana sijaona Vipindi au makala maalum zinazoelimisha jamii kupitia vyombo vyetu vya habari kuhusu hili gonjwa hatari.

    Mbaya zaidi nasika halina dawa ni Virus..na kwanini Lipo zaidi Uganda, Watu wengi wamepoteza maisha.
     
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    Jamani hili gonjwa limeshaingia Kenya likitokea Uganda ni bora mipaka ikafungwa kwa haraka ! Au mnaonaje nakumbuka mambo ya karantini.
     
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    Yesu wangu limefka Kenya?
     
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