The dangerous virus that causes severe fever appeared in September in the Mubende region. Lockdowns and a curfew were imposed to curb the spread of the virus. Of the 142 people who contracted the disease, 55 died. Including seven health workers.
It concerns the Ebola-Sudan virus variant, against which no vaccination is currently possible.
The Ebola virus is transmitted through bodily fluids. The main symptoms are fever, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle pain, followed by bleeding. People are only contagious after the appearance of the first symptoms, the incubation period is 2 to 21 days. But because the first signals are very similar to those of malaria, it sometimes takes some time before the alarm is sounded.
The virus regularly appears in Africa, in Uganda the previous Pandemic dates from 2019.
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