Uganda declares end to Ebola outbreak

Uganda declares end to Ebola outbreak

Uganda declared an end to its Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, after completing a 42-day waiting period in which no new cases emerged. The announcement came less than four months after the first case was identified in September. “Uganda put a swift end to the Ebola outbreak by ramping up key…

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Ghana begins new COVID policy for China travel

Ghana begins new COVID policy for China travel

Beginning on Friday, travelers arriving in Ghana from China will require screening for COVID-19 due to concern over the current rise of coronavirus cases in China. They will need to produce a 48-hour negative PCR test and undergo a mandatory antigen test on arrival. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is…

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SA’s Biovac seals deal to produce cholera vaccines in Africa

South Africa’s Biovac has announced a deal with the nonprofit International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to begin manufacturing cholera vaccines, a move that will advance the African continent’s goal of manufacturing its own vaccines. The licensing and technology transfer deal will mean that Biovac is equipped to make oral cholera vaccines…

African leaders focus on climate links to global health crises

With the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) set to begin in Egypt, global public health experts are focusing on the climate impacts to human health, especially on the African continent. Flooding in South Sudan, food insecurity across the Sahel, and spikes in Ebola and other disease outbreaks are…

Ebola confirmed in Kampala as virus continues to spread

Ugandan officials say they’re now concerned about the spread of Ebola virus in the capital city of Kampala, following the death of a man who traveled there from affected regions. Minister of Health Dr. Jane Aceng told local media outlets that another 42 people who may have been exposed through…

Gambian baby deaths lead to WHO cough syrup warning

Following the deaths of dozens of babies and children in The Gambia, a product alert for cough syrups believed to be linked to the fatalities has been issued by the World Health Organization. Four products manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited in Haryana, India, are included in the warning. They should…

Uganda’s Ebola outbreak suspected to have crossed into South Sudan

The Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda may have spread into neighboring South Sudan, although authorities there are still working to confirm active cases. Health Minister Yolanda Awel, meeting with President Salva Kiir on Monday, confirmed that suspected cases have been identified and isolated near the country’s border with Uganda, according…

Ebola deaths rise to 23 as Uganda outbreak spreads

Officials in Uganda say the death toll has risen to 23 people, following confirmation of an Ebola virus outbreak in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. Currently there are 36 cases under investigation, 18 of them confirmed and 18 of them probable cases….

Death toll rises to 11 in Uganda’s new Ebola outbreak

Officials in Uganda say the death toll has risen to 11 people, just days after confirming a new Ebola virus outbreak in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. The new total includes eight people who died in the community and another three who…

New Ebola outbreak confirmed in Uganda

Officials in Uganda confirmed a new Ebola virus outbreak on Tuesday, following the death of a 24-year-old male living in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. The Ministry of Health said blood samples tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute found the man…

Tedros opens WHO meeting in Togo amid reports of new Ebola case

African health ministers and government officials gathered in Togo on Monday for the Regional Committee on Africa meeting, headed by the World Health Organization with WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivering the keynote remarks. The meeting, hosted in Lomé by President Faure Gnassingbé, centers on issues faced by African nations…