Uganda Begins Administering Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Health Workers As Outbreak Continues In Neighboring DRC
Associated Press: Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics
“Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo, where the highly infectious viral disease has killed 189 people. … Several studies have shown that the vaccine is safe and protects against the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said in a statement…” (Muhumuza, 11/7).
The Guardian: Uganda vaccinates at-risk health workers as Ebola spreads in Congo
“…The vaccination program launches on Wednesday with support from the World Health Organization, targeting 2,000 frontline workers in districts close to DRC’s North Kivu province, which is currently experiencing an outbreak of the deadly virus. Uganda is the first country in the world to give the vaccine without an active outbreak of the disease, but is judged to be at very high risk…” (Okiror, 11/6).
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