Updated 10:00 AM Nov 15, 2012
KAMPALA (Uganda) – Ugandan officials say a new outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever has killed at least two Ugandans in a district near the capital.Health Minister Christine Ondoa told The Associated Press yesterday that investigators had found conclusive evidence of Ebola in Luweero, about 62 kilometres from Kampala, the capital.Last month Uganda declared itself Ebola-free after an earlier outbreak of the disease killed at least 16 people in a remote district of western Uganda. It was not clear if the new outbreak and the previous one are related. In 2000 an Ebola outbreak in Uganda infected 425 people, killing more than half.Ebola is highly infectious and kills quickly. It was first reported in 1976 in Congo and is named for the river where it was recognised. AP
You need to monitor those who were previously infected with the Ebola virus, there will be instances they may recover but the virus lie dormant and reappears, so when that happens, they must be quickly isolated from everybody, or there will be no end to the transmission of this virus. The virus can be spread by air, affecting all animals and humans, infecting their lungs first then liver within 7 days, and could remain dormant both in animals and humans. Therefore the innoculations of animals is extremely important in outbreak areas. The most important question to ask, how does it remain dormant at which cells, and what triggers it to resurface again?
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