Africa

WHO: Uganda Ebola cases rise amid 23 deaths

Thirty-four trainee medical staff said they were refusing to work and accused the government of not providing them with appropriate safety kits

The World Health Organization(WHO) says there have been 36 Ebola cases in Uganda – 18 confirmed and 18 probable cases – since an outbreak was declared last week.

It said 23 deaths had occurred in three districts of central Uganda, of which five were confirmed cases.

The WHO said this was the first Ebola outbreak in Uganda since 2012 caused by the Sudan strain of the disease, for which there are no licensed vaccines.

On Monday, Uganda denied reports of a strike by medical staff at the Mubende hospital.

Thirty-four trainee medical staff said they were refusing to work and accused the government of not providing them with appropriate safety kits.

Asaase broadcasts on radio via 99.5 in Accra, 98.5 in Kumasi, 99.7 in Tamale, 100.3 in Cape Coast and on our affiliates 101.5 in Bawku, 99.9 in Bimbilla, 90.7 in Ho, 89.5 in Tarkwa and 106.9 in Walewale – tune in or log on to broadcasts online

Join the conversation. Call: 020 000 9951 or 059 415 7777. Or WhatsApp: 020 000 0995.
#AsaaseRadio
#TheVoiceofOurLand

Source
BBC
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

ALLOW OUR ADS