The World Health Organization (WHO), below the International Health Regulations (IHR), an instrument of worldwide law that legally binds 196 countries to conform with WHO’s instructions in coping with public health and fitness emergencies having the ability to go borders, had directed its member countries to take measures against the rising cases of Ebola in Uganda.
The Health Ministry has affirmed to increase close observation in any respect worldwide airports and access points of the country as Africa keeps to record cases of the Ebola virus.
According to information, the Health Ministry has informed and asked its Border and Health Services Department to take vital measures to get control on the situation by screening the inbound passengers, in particular travelling from Africa, and quarantine those displaying symptoms of Ebola.
With regard to this, Health Minister, Abdul Qadir Patel, addressed that Uganda declared an Ebola outbreak last week after a case of the Sudan virus, one of five identified Ebola virus species, was validated.
So far, thirty-one individuals have tested positive for Ebola out of which six have died.
The WHO has been especially showing concern about the Ebola outbreak in Uganda this time as it is conceived that the government detected the primary case after three weeks of delay and the original range of cases is a high in numbers.
The Ebola virus, according to historical records, has major outbreak in African countries, was first determined in 1976 close to the Ebola River in DR Congo.
It is thought to be an animal-borne disorder, with bats being the most probable source. The disease is transmitted to people through direct contact with the blood and body fluids of different inflamed humans or animals.