Health Ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
The Ministry issued alert after the declaration of an outbreak of Ebola in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
On Monday, Dr Henry Mwebesa, acting director of Health Services, issued a notice directing all district health officers in the country to be vigilant.
Dr Mwebesa said that, so far, the ministry of health in DRC has confirmed the outbreak of EVD in Magina Health Zone of Mabalako in North Kivu about 100 kilometres from Uganda’s border.
“The purpose of this communication is therefore to request you to enhance your surveillance systems and preparedness and have a high index of suspicion for Ebola, urgently report any aslerts to Public Health Emergency Operation Centre,” Dr Mwebesa wrote.