Nearly a year after confirmation of the first patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ebola virus finally crossed the border into Uganda. Earlier this week, at least two people in Uganda died of the Ebola virus. The investigators believe that they have recently visited the DRC. However, according to a report by Al Jazeera, medical detectives working on the current Ebola outbreak are struggling to locate infection sites in about half of the patients.
Some experts who followed the epidemic, which is the second largest in history, claimed that crossing the border was inevitable because the epidemic was concentrated near the border. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that the situation still does not constitute a public health emergency of international importance (PHEIC). The organization also discouraged any travel and trade restrictions with the DRC.
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