World Health Organization addresses outbreak of ebola in UgandaListen /
The World Health Organization of the United Nations, WHO, is working with the Ministry of Health of Uganda and other organizations to stem an outbreak of Ebola epidemic disease.
According to WHO, when the first case of ebola was confirmed in Uganda on 28 July 2012, the organization's country office in Kampala immediately went on alert.
Fadela Chaib, spokesperson for WHO, says 23 cases have been detected, including 16 deaths. To date, no new cases have been reported.
"There are activities, very intense activities, in social mobilization and awareness. There are radio programmes for example explaining to the population how to protect themselves and what to do if they have among their families or neigbours people showing symptoms of ebola." (Duration: 19″)
Ebola haemorrhagic fever is caused by the Ebola virus, a highly infectious, often fatal virus that spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids.