Rwanda rejects the Ebola threat
The authorities in Rwanda on Thursday revealed the reports that fishermen responsible for Uganda's renewed Ebola surveillance had crossed into the border town of Gisenyi.
"There is no Ebola in Rwanda as far as we are concerned. We have a strong on-site surveillance system that helps us prevent entry," said Malic Kayumba, Communications Manager at Rwanda Biomedical Center, to EastAfrican.
& # 39; & # 39; We investigate every day and have a system that informs us of everything we need to know, and such news will come from us. If there was a suspected Ebola victim we would have known. ""
It had reported by the Word Health Organization ( WHO ) that fishermen who vomited on a popular market in the Ugandan border Mpondwe city may also have done business in Rwanda before returning to DRC where she died.
WHO has then withdrawn the reports that were reportedly published without knowledge of WHO headquarters in Geneva.
"Two status reports … have been incorrectly included unconfirmed before mation ", a statement from WHO said late on Thursday.
The statement did not explain what was overstated in reporting or mentioning Rwanda, which is highly alert after a confirmed case of a pastor who later died in the Congolese border town of Goma.
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Rwanda has never had a registered case of Ebola and has trained over 23,000 medical staff, police and volunteers in preparation for
Uganda on the Ebola alert again
World Health Organization ( WHO ) will to work with authorities in Uganda to vaccinate about 590 fishermen in the Mpondwe market, after the discovery that one of them vomited in the Ugandan market on July 11 before killing in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC ).
"The monitoring groups stated that she had four episodes of vomiting the day she was in the country," read part of a joint statement on Wednesday.
& # 39; & # 39; We should not yet establish the woman's movements or who have transported their goods, & # 39; & # 39; added it.
On July 12, the dealer traveled to Beni in DRC and was part of the treatment unit Beni Ebola on July 13. She died on July 15 after testing positive for Ebola.
& # 39; & # 39; The Ministry of Health and WHO appeals to all Ugandans to be vigilant and alert. Avoid handshaking, cramping, mass meetings and observing infectious, preventive and control practices such as washing hands with soap and clean water at all times, both in health facilities and in communities, the statement says.
Uganda had previously been praised by WHO to contain the spread of the virus after two people died of the Ebola virus in the western Uganda district of Kasese.
Since then, no other Ebola cases have been reported in Uganda, and the authorities repeated Wednesday that there is no confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in the Kasese district or any other part of Uganda.
WHO who declared Congo's outbreak of Ebola an international health situation, has warned that the neighboring countries of Rwanda, southern Sudan, Burundi and Uganda are most vulnerable, while the Central African Republic, Angola, Tanzania, Republic of Congo and Zambia is in a second level.
However, the global body has urged c ountries not to close boundaries or limit trade. Uganda's authorities confirmed that all places of economic and social interaction in Uganda as national parks and tourist sites are open and accessible to the public.
Over 6,000 people have been vaccinated in Uganda since November 2018.