Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Kibaale, Uganda, appears to be contained (update)

Health authorities feel that the Ebola outbreak in Kibaale is contained. So far, 36 people were hospitalised with suspected Ebola infection; 398 people were suspected of coming in contact with infected people; 295 of these have been followed closely to see if they develop symptoms; and 3 new cases were detected recently. A total of 16 people have died.

Until no new cases are detected, any travellers in this area should avoid any direct contact with anyone suspected to have this infection since it is highly contagious and lethal. Transmission often occurs during burial rituals for deceased patients, close physical contact with infected persons and their body fluids, during sexual contact or within hospitals through contact with blood and body fluids of infected persons.

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