Wednesday, 1 August 2012


A deadly Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda has claimed about fourteen lives in the capital, Kampala.
Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has urged people to avoid physical contact. Mr Museveni said health officials were trying to trace everyone who had had contact with victims so that they could be quarantined.
Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases in the world, is spread by close personal contact and can kill up to 90% of those who become infected.
According to BBC News, the Ugandan President has advised people against shaking hands, kissing or having sex to prevent the disease from spreading.
Mr Museveni said relatives and friends should not bury anyone who is suspected to have died of Ebola, instead, they should call on health workers.