Health believes the impact of the Ebola outbreak unleashed on Uganda in September, which It killed 51 peopleIt’s low, but still these days Monitors the situation, reviews protocols, and reassesses health and hospital capacities To manage potential imported cases.
The Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES) prepared the first case report Since this outbreak was discovered on 20 September. According to CCAES, in Spain and other EU countries “The most likely route of introduction of the virus is through infected people coming from infected areas.” who travel to Europe or “from the medical evacuation of cases‘, reports F.
This is what happened, for example, in 2014 with the devout Miguel Pajares or Manuel García Viejo, who died a few days after being transferred to Spain from Liberia; The nurse who treated the second, Teresa Romero, became infected. This particular outbreak, which lasted until 2016 and mainly affected Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, was the largest and most complex to date, with more than 28,600 cases and 11,325 deaths.
With current, secondary transmission potential and the emergence of continuous transmission chains “So short” Because, “It is likely that cases will be quickly identified, isolated and appropriate follow-up measures taken.”.
And then take it The impact on EU/EEA citizens living in the EU/EEA is considered low, and in general, the current risk for EU/EEA citizens is also ‘very low’.
However, the alert center is monitoring the situation on a daily basis through epidemiological intelligence activities, reviewing current procedures and case management protocols and reassessing health and hospital capacities to deal with potential imported cases, including coordination with the network and high-level isolation units.
In addition, it contacts various NGOs “to obtain updated information on health and other professionals dedicated to humanitarian assistance who have been or will be assigned to affected areas”.
Uganda closes schools
In the context of the outbreak of the disease in the African country, Ugandan authorities have ordered the closure of all schools in the country from November 25. The Ugandan Ministry of Education has indicated that the measure is affecting pre-school, primary and secondary schools in the country, leading to the closure of a holiday that was scheduled for December 6.
“We decided to shorten the start of the holidays by two weeks to deal with the spread of the virus among students and staff.”explained the bag’s owner, Joyce Kadoku, after eight students died in recent days.
Kadoku emphasized that once the semester ends, “children will have to go home immediately and safely,” while schools have begun notifying the progress of end-of-term exams in order to enforce the measure. According to the Ugandan newspaper “Daily Monitor”, the Ep.
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