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Ebola: Gov’t warns Ugandans on West Africa travels
Publish Date: Jul 03, 2014
Ebola: Gov’t warns Ugandans on West Africa travels
Health minister Ruhakana Rugunda
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By Taddeo Bwambale

Government has advised Ugandans to limit their travels to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone which have been hit by Ebola epidemic.

At least 467 people have died from the epidemic out of 759 reported cases, according to the World Health Organisation.

“The public is advised to limit their travel to any of the affected countries until the situation is contained,” health minister, Dr Ruhakana said at a press briefing on the threat on Thursday.

He, however, said Uganda has not issued a travel ban to three countries. He advised travellers to observe precautionary measures instituted by the respective countries.

The minister cautioned Ugandans with relatives living in the affected countries to ‘keep on the alert in case their relatives return to the country’ during this period.

Government has stepped up disease surveillance checks at border points, especially for people coming from the affected countries.

No single case of Ebola has been reported in Uganda since the last outbreak in 2012 in which four at least four people died.

 

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