Tuesday, August 7, 2012

CAS Update: Ebola Contained


SECURITY UPDATE - Ebola Update - 7th August 2012 - 0857hrs (GMT) from Classic Africa Safaris with information updates from the WHO.

Please find below the current update on the Ebola outbreak in Uganda:

•  Authorities are halting the spread of the Ebola virus - WHO.
•  Everyone known to have been in contact with Ebola victims have been isolated -
WHO.
•  Health officials have created an ‘Ebola contact list’ with names of people who have
had any sort of contact with those who  contracted Ebola. The list now has 176
names - WHO.
•  Confirmed deaths from Ebola virus is 16 victims - WHO.
•  Some of the 32 Ebola patients in isolation at a government hospital in the Kibaale
district are responding to treatment and are likely to survive.
•  No new deaths since Thursday - WHO.
•  In neighbouring Kenya, test results from the two suspected Ebola cases have come
back negative - WHO.
•  All samples from other districts outside of the Kibaale district have tested negative
for Ebola, indicating that there has been no expansion of the outbreak beyond the
Kibaale district - WHO.
•  In the Kibaale district, the local health authorities are working with numerous health
partners to mobilize resources and supplies. These partners include, WHO, US Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), the Uganda Red Cross Society
(URCS) and Medecins San Frontieres (Doctors without borders) - WHO.
•  WHO does not recommend that any travel or trade restrictions are applied to
Uganda.

Classic Africa Safaris Uganda continues to not have concerns with any of safaris booked in the near future. The situation appears to be under control and the  outbreak is still contained within the Kibaale District.

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