Uganda started vaccinating its health workers in ebola today because of the fear of infection by the virus that can come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the epidemic has already caused 186 deaths.
According to a statement by Ugandan Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, authorities will administer 2,100 vaccinations to health workers working near the western border of Uganda, a few kilometers from the Congolese city of Beni, an epicenter of a second wave of this virus.
The eruption of Ebola that plagued northeastern Congo from August, identified in the problematic provinces of Ituri and Kivu del Norte, has already added 298 cases, 263 of them confirmed in the laboratory, according to data provided by the Congolese Ministry of Health.
At the end of September, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the risk of regional contagion from the Ebola epidemic to "very high" due to the various transport links and the constant exchange of people.
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