Via New Vision: Uganda starts Ebola surveillance after outbreak in Guinea. Excerpt:
The ministry of health has reactivated an emergency operating centre to conduct surveillance on Ebola following an outbreak in West Africa.
“I am receiving surveillance report updates on my phone and board from time to time,” Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the director general of health services, told New Vision Tuesday.
“Our surveillance team is monitoring borders including the airport. We don’t want to be caught off guard.”
At least 59 people are known to have died of Ebola in Guinea's southern forests and there are 86 more suspected infections since last week. The virus is feared to have spread to the neighbouring Liberia with six suspected cases.
This is sensible: Uganda has had recurrent outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg.