EXPERTS UGANDA Has Uganda successfully dealt with its Ebola endemic? 2 months ago Samuel Post Views: 104 Fortunately, amidst the tragedy that plagued the Mubende and Kassanda districts of Uganda, the Ebola outbreak has seemingly been contained. A recent report from a senior health official on Friday, confirmed that the last known Ebola patient has been discharged from the hospital. “Happy to announce that we discharged the last Ebola patient … God has seen us through this epidemic,” – Diana Atwine, a top official at the health ministry, wrote on Twitter. She continued, reaffirming that health officials would continue to monitor those that came in contact with the infected patients in the coming weeks. The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for the people of Uganda, particularly those who reside in the Mubende and Kassanda districts, a sort of ground zero for the outbreak of the virus. In the early stages of discovering the virus, Ugandan officials seemed partially dismissive of the virus’s immediate threat. However, the Ebola strain found its way to the capital city of Kampala, forcing Ugandan authorities to be more attentive to the brewing health crisis. Read the story here. During the debacle, Uganda became a country of interest as several nations globally began to implement travel restrictions for those coming in from the East African country. Following a growing panic in the region, the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni placed a lock-down on several districts, and prohibited all public gatherings. Institutions like churches and schools were mandated to seize every and all activities, and a curfew followed suit. It would seem that the protocols put in place have yielded tremendous results as 142 patients have become 0 in a matter of weeks. The World Health Organization has warned that a minimum of 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period, is required to fully assess Ebola status of the affected regions. Uganda has, however, said that it will use a period of 21 days to assess the situation. Diana Atwine noted that medics would continue to monitor people who had come into contact with infected patients until they had been clear for 21 days. She did not say when the last new case was confirmed. Source: africa.businessinsider.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Ebola, lock-down, pandemium, Uganda Continue Reading Previous Prevalence, predictors and consequences of gambling on children in GhanaNext We support digital assets, not ‘crypto,’ – says SEC More Stories BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 2 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Gamblers Rejoice As Court Scraps Nairobi Law 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Court quashes betting tax, limit on gambling in 5-star hotels 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Only 2 Months at The BiG Africa Summit 2023! 5 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS MALAWI How Will Malawi’s Economy Fare in 2023 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africans spent big on groceries, entertainment and fuel in December 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS WORLD NEWS What Will Be The Future of Sports Betting Around The World? 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS TANZANIA Mobile Betting – How Popular is it in Africa? 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS RWANDA Adam Bradford launches centre to train youth in Rwanda 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA BetEngines launches the first Sportsbook software solution tailor-made for the African market. 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING UGANDA Up To 20 Arsenal Fans Arrested Over Trophy Parade In Uganda 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Ronald Karauri’s Inspiring Journey from Pilot to SportPesa Billionaire 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.