By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurw/Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: Uganda’s Ministry of Health yesterday issued a statement ordering all schools in Uganda not to hold visitatation days for their children as well end of year parties.
This comes after Ebola cases were registerd in some schools across the country which may cause quick spread of the virus.
EBOLA OUTBREAK STATISTICS 2022
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur mostly on the African continent. EVD most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
It is caused by an infection with a group of viruses within the genus Ebolavirus:
CUMULATIVE CONFIRMED CASES
The Ebola virus is a deadly virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates.
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after contact with the virus, with an average of 8 to 10 days. The course of the illness typically progresses from “dry” symptoms initially (such as fever, aches and pains, and fatigue), and then progresses to “wet” symptoms (such as diarrhea and vomiting) as the person becomes sicker.
Primary signs and symptoms of Ebola often include some or several of the following:
- Aches and pains, such as severe headache and muscle and joint pain
- Weakness and fatigue
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and
- Unexplained hemorrhaging, bleeding or bruising.