ウガンダでエボラ出血熱患者 ロックダウンを実施: ずくなしの冷や水


ウガンダでエボラ出血熱患者 ロックダウンを実施

African country declares Ebola outbreak
Uganda has confirmed its first death from the virus since 2019

Uganda’s health ministry has announced the first fatal case of Ebola in the East African nation in three years, declaring an outbreak of a rare strain of the highly contagious virus in the central district of Mubende.

The victim was a 24-year-old man, who showed symptoms of the virus and later died, Diana Atwine, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said during a press conference on Tuesday.

The patient had a high fever, diarrhea and abdominal pains, and was vomiting blood before he died, she added.

“We want to inform the country that we have an outbreak of Ebola, which we confirmed yesterday,” Atwine said.

According to the African office of the World Health Organization (WHO), eight people with suspected cases of “the relatively rare Sudan strain” are currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in Mubende.

“Uganda is no stranger to effective Ebola control. Thanks to its expertise, action has been taken quickly to detect the virus, and we can bank on this knowledge to halt the spread of infections,” Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa’s regional director, said in a statement.

Uganda last reported an outbreak of the Sudan strain in 2012. It was also hit by the Ebola Zaire strain in 2019, with at least five people dying from the disease at that time.

Ebola was identified in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire), which borders Uganda, and has since then killed some 15,000 people across the African continent.

The often fatal viral haemorrhagic fever spreads among humans through body fluids. The natural hosts of Ebola are bats.

U.S. will divert travelers who have been to Uganda to 5 airports as Ebola outbreak worsens

All passengers, including U.S. citizens and residents, who have been in Uganda in the last 21 days will be flown to airports in New York, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago or Washington.

ウガンダに旅行した後、JFK に転送され、NYT に直接説明したいと想像してみてください。

Uganda imposed lockdowns in two districts on Saturday to contain an Ebola outbreak, which has already claimed 19 lives, according to President Yoweri Museveni.

During a televised address, the president warned that, with 58 confirmed cases, there is a risk that “Ebola may spread beyond Uganda.”

“Given the gravity of the problem and to prevent further spread and protect lives and livelihoods, Government is taking extra measures that require action from all of us,” the president said.

The measures include an overnight curfew, the closing of markets, places of worship and entertainment, and restricting movement into and out of the Mubende and Kassanda districts. Schools will remain open.

“All these measures shall start with immediate effect and will last 21 days because the incubation period for Ebola is up to 21 days,” Museveni said.

He ordered the Ministry of Health to intensify surveillance and contact tracing, and to mobilize additional resources in two districts, adding that Kampala city should be in “a response mode” following the discovery of two cases originating from Mubende.

The Health Ministry confirmed the outbreak on September 20, saying it had been caused by the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus.

The strain, for which there are no licensed vaccines or drugs, previously caused outbreaks in Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nigeria announced measures to prevent the spread of the disease from the country on October 4, despite not sharing a border with Uganda.

Ebola is a virus which usually starts with symptoms including fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headache, often followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, decreased kidney and liver function, and bleeding. The average fatality rate of the disease is around 50%, according to the World Health Organization.

A 2013-16 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa claimed more than 11,000 lives.











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