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Helen Clark Jun 12
outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is 2nd worst on record; 70% mortality rate of those infected; 1400 deaths already. Concern heightened now as 5 year old boy dies of Ebola in 🇺🇬. & all other responders need support.
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Helen Branswell Jun 11
My updated story on the confirmation of an case in Uganda is up. Key points (thread): As many as a dozen members of this family may be ill. 6 fled across the border to Uganda, including the confirmed case, a 5 yo boy. The others are being tested.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jun 12
Following the spread of to from , I am reconvening the IHR Emergency Committee on 14 June in Geneva to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. This will be the 3rd meeting of the committee on this outbreak.
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Uganda Red Cross Soc Jun 11
case registered in (Kasese, S.Western Uganda). As we intensify surveillance and screening at all boarder points and in communities, since August 2018, this is the first case has registered. We commit to continued heightened and intensified vigilance
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UNICEF DRC Jun 11
Party-time! 🔥💯🕺 health workers celebrate with 4 Ebola survivors as they walk out of an Ebola Treatment Center in the Democratic Republic of .
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Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Jun 12
In the wake of the outbreak in Kasese District, I urge you all to embrace prevention measures such as; 1.Avoid direct contact with body fluids of a person suspected or infected with Ebola 2.always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water Read more👇🏽 and share widely
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Ronald Klain Jun 15
Whether it's a declared public health emergency or not, we're looking at the 2nd largest outbreak ever, spreading in two countries, and not enough help from nations that can do more. need us. The stories are heartbreaking 👇
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Natasha Loder 9h
This article perhaps best shows how not having the US as a partner in changes the risk/benefit of declaring a PHEIC...
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Christopher Ochen Jun 12
Folks Ebola is real.Let's spread awareness about this plight .
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World Vision Aus News Jun 14
UGANDA: World Vision CEO has penned a heartbreaking open letter, pleading with the Australian government to assist with the humanitarian challenges of containing the virus.
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Brad Trefz Jun 12
"Ebola outbreak enters 'truly frightening phase' as it turns deadly in Uganda." WHO refuses to declare an international emergency.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jun 14
I have accepted the assessment of the Emergency Committee that although the outbreak in is an emergency in the country and the region, it does not currently constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
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Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Jun 12
Proud of our health workers who are working hard to ensure that does not spread to other parts of the country. Witnessed the health workers at the isolation unit located at Bwera Hospital and I am proud of the work they are doing to contain this outbreak. Thank you teams!
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ping pong official 🇰🇪 7h
Can we send parliament and Senate to benchmark in kericho? Ebola is not so bad... Infact maybe even CEO and deputy plus mr goldsmith!
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WHO Uganda Jun 12
Virus Disease Outbreak Situation Report #1 👉
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jun 11
The first case outside has been identified in - tragically a child. is setting up a rapid response team together with the to prevent further spread of the disease.
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Centre for Humanitarian Data 6h
Check out this piece on the outbreak, which uses HDX data:
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Anne Soy 12h
Patient went to a private hospital in Kericho on Sunday with fever, headache, sore throat, joint pains, puffy face & vomiting. She tested negative for malaria. ‘Out of caution’ she was referred to the County Hosp. & tested for
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NTV UGANDA Jun 11
You cannot ask the to be silent about an issue like simply because of PR. Yes, we need tourism but not at the cost of the lives of our people and foreigners. Who will enjoy the benefits of tourism amidst a catastrophe like Ebola?
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Helen Branswell Jun 11
in Uganda: A thread from Health Minister Dr. , who says other members of the boy's family are symptomatic and have been tested. Results are pending.
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