Authorities in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, report that six children from the same family have been infected with Ebola. Stronger action has been demanded by doctors for weeks in order to stop the virus from spreading to Kampala.
In highly populated places, viruses may spread more quickly, and there is currently no vaccination for this specific strain of Ebola, known as the Sudan strain. The districts of Mubende and Kassanda, which are the epicenter of this disease, were quarantined earlier this month.
Health officials acknowledge that the six siblings contracted the disease when a relative moved in from one of the worst-affected areas of the nation who subsequently passed away later.
30 deaths and 109 cases have been reported by Uganda’s health ministry since the epidemic started in September. 15 of the instances were in Kampala as of Monday. Some worry that Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda, reacted too slowly to early health professionals’ concerns concerning viral hemorrhagic fever.
Jane Ruth Aceng, the health minister, said she is growing more concerned about the virus spreading in cities, where people move around a lot.
To safeguard their identity, the six siblings who tested positive with Ebola in the capital have not been given names or ages. However, the schools these kids attend are still open.
Six healthcare professionals who contracted the infection after treating patients, according to Dr. Aceng, were also lately fatalities. The economic center of the nation, Kampala, is where Ebola might spread quickly and more quickly to neighboring nations.