Uganda: the European Union allocates funds to fight Ebola

The European Union has mobilized € 200,000 to help the Ugandan Red Cross in the face of the Ebola epidemic that has already killed more than 40 people in the country.

The EU thus responds to the call for emergency aid launched by the International Federation of Red Cross a you Red Croissant (FICR).

L’Uganda declared epidemic ofEbola on September 20 after confirming a case in the district of He is in prison, in the center of the village. It was there that a 24-year-old man died of Ebola after contracting the rare strain Sudan.

This strain is not only less transmissible, but also has a lower mortality (40-100%) than the strain Zaire (70-100%).

There is currently no approved vaccine against this Sudanese strain, unlike the Zairian strain, which was recorded during disease outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (ground floor) close. The Democratic Republic of the Congo announced the end of its latest Ebola outbreak on 24 September.

countries like the Kenyathe Tanzaniathe Rwanda and the Somalia they are on alert to prevent a possible spread of the virus.

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