Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Skip to main content
Ebola
17 people have been confirmed dead after the outbreak of ebola in Congo. Courtesy photo

Entebbe Airport Authorities Start Screening Over Ebola Outbreak

The ministry of health on Thursday issued a statement reinstating ebola screening points at the boarder points
posted onMay 13, 2018
nocomment

ENTEBBE. Authorities at the Entebbe International Airport and the Ministry of Health have started  screening all passengers returning on flights from the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The development comes after a reported outbreak of ebola in the DR Congo. 

The screening at Entebbe International Airport started on Friday evening, a health officer, James Eyul has confirmed.  

The World Health Organization on May 8th scaled up response after two out of the five people tested for ebola were found positive. The samples had come from Iponge Health facility located in Bikoro, close to River Congo. 
 
The Ebola Virus according to Center for Disease Control, an agency that supports health promotion is a rare and deadly disease most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates.

It is caused by an infection with one of five known ebola virus species, four of which can cause disease in people.  Ebola can easily spread in humans through the spread of saliva with infected people, touching a contaminated surface and through insect bites and animals. 

The ministry of health on Thursday issued a statement reinstating ebola screening points at the boarder points. 

Several border points have stepped up their vigilance in the wake of the deadly ebola outbreak in neigbouring DR Congo. 

By URN

Join the conversation

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.