Mubende, Uganda
The Sunday Review

Joseph Singiringabo almost lost everything and everyone he once held dear to Ebola. In just a few weeks, the 78 year-old lost his wife, his infant granddaughter, and his son. to It is a serious disease.

He now takes care of his three grandchildren, aged 13 and under, after their mother has left the village to Avoid the dangers of Ebola. His livestock was stolen while the 21-day quarantine was being completed, leaving him homeless and in desperate need.

I don’t know where they got the virus from because I went and got checked and I left the hospital without any problem with these children of mine,” He said this while sitting on a log outside of his Madudu house. Uganda’s central Mubende district.

“The problem I am facing now is getting food. Secondly, I never went to school, but I want these grandchildren to continue and get educated.”

Uganda It is battling with its most deadly Ebola outbreak In late September, the Mubende district was the first to detect it after more than a decade.

This deadly disease has left families devastated and authorities scrambling for answers to control It has spread.

2012 Ebola outbreak in the Kibaale district in the country’s western region, led to 17 deaths out There were 24 cases confirmed, but the case was declared closed in 3 months.

Officials have begun aggressive contact tracing to Locate relatives and friends that handled the bodies of first victims, or who attended funerals.

Some of the escaped from quarantine and others traveled as Far as Kampala is the capital, while others visited traditional healers or witchdoctors instead.

“Some of the patients are still hiding and they don’t know that they have Ebola so they’re out there in the community,” The Sunday Review reported that Dr. Jackson Amone is a public-health physician.

Every activity he has participated in was a success. Ebola outbreak In Uganda as Well as Sierra Leone, 2017. “We need to do case investigation, a lot of contact tracing, and community engagement so that those who present with Ebola symptoms are brought for testing before we release them.”

Dr. Amone leads the operations of the teams. Ebola Mubende has two treatment units. The first was quickly set up at the Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.

A larger center operated by the medical non-profit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expanding with new ICU beds on the other side of town.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is mandatory for health workers. to You can enter the red zone where patients receive treatment.

A health worker holds a baby three months old suspected of being infected. Her mother and another sibling are currently undergoing treatment. Ebola The disease already claimed the lives of her father.

It’s a cruel welcome to The world is your baby’s when it is wrapped in a blanket as On the makeshift treatment centre, steady rain falls.

It’s a familiar story across this region as Ebola spreads despite the Ugandan government’s best efforts.

“This Ebola is much easier to deal with than either corona(virus) or AIDS. The main problem here is behavior change,” In a Tuesday night speech, President Yoweri Mouseveni addressed the nation addressStressing the importance of it to follow the government’s procedures for those who come into contact with the disease.

Ebola Spreads from one person to another to directly in contact with blood or any other bodily fluids as You can get contaminated substances like bedding, needles, and saliva.

“It doesn’t spread through the air like COVID-19 and does not hide for some months before it shows itself like AIDS,” Museveni made these remarks in his televised address.

Up to now, 55 deaths have been recorded in the country. EbolaHe said that there were 141 confirmed cases, and that 73 people had been cured.

The Sunday Review reported that Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero is the health minister. Uganda to The outbreak under control If communities work with the government, they will be able to do so by April

Health workers don extensive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to enter the red zones where patients are receiving treatment

Two licenses are currently available Ebola vaccines, according to the World Health OrganizationThey are not yet developed. to protect yourself from the Zaire-related strain Ebola virus.

Contrary to the Zaire strain, the current Sudan strain of ebolavirus is not circulating. Uganda There is no approved treatment for the disease. The country has about to roll out Three trial vaccines That has been certified as The World Health Organization (WHO), working group, has declared it safe.

The WHO stated that the first doses will be given in early stages. shipped to Uganda next week And the country is expecting to After reviewing the results of the initial phase, expand the vaccine trials.

They are produced by the International Aids Vaccine Iniative, the Sabin Vaccine Institute USA, and a third by the University of Oxford.

“Our further testing is about efficacy, and how long it protects. We are looking at 3,000 contacts of confirmed cases so we’ll be doing ring vaccination,” Aceng Ocero said, referring to A vaccine process that administers vaccines Only to Personen who come in close contact or are exposed to infected people.

“If we have a confirmed case, then the contacts are the ones who are given the vaccine and they are followed up for 29 days because we want to see if they can quickly generate antibodies and can protect themselves from getting into full-blown disease,” Aceng Ocero added.

According to public health officials, cases are stabilizing. to Increased vigilance but traditions and religion hold back progress. One community in Kassanda, central Uganda, exhumed the body of a patient who had been safely buried by health workers to You can perform religious rites.

It was a great success. to “an explosion of over 41 cases within 5 days and 10 deaths,” In his address, President Museveni stated. Museveni now bans traditional healers and witchdoctors taking clients during the Ebola outbreak.

Infections are on the rise as well. as it It is difficult to Keep people apart in close-knit community settings. Robert Twinamasiko (a 30-year-old driver) is currently undergoing treatment after helping an infected friend. to An ambulance. Both the friend and one other person were both killed.

A 30-year-old driver, Robert Twinamasiko receives treatment for Ebola after helping an infected friend to an ambulance.

Twinamasiko was admitted to hospital for 17 days. He says he is not regretful. He was still making a full recovery, even though he appeared frail. However, he told The Sunday Review that he was looking forward. to Returning home

“I’m just waiting for my blood work to be discharged but the world out there should know that Ebola is real,” He spoke from within a red zone.

Uganda Also, it is trying to Stop the spread of the disease in schools by ending school terms early to Avoid an outbreak This is Ebola Schools which might be difficult to manage. “If you have one learner in a class testing positive, the entire class has to undergo quarantine. But also, you will not be 100% sure that that learner did not have contact with other learners outside that class,” Minister Aceng Ocero explained.

She claimed she was frustrated at the way it was being done. Uganda wasn’t getting enough credit internationally for managing the Ebola crisis. “We have experience. This is our eighth Ebola outbreak. Every time we get an outbreak, our experience increases,” She spoke.

A few global experts on health have criticized Uganda’s initial response to the outbreak as Slow and inept Some of the diplomatic and donor community partners are also apprehensive about how much information Ugandan authorities have shared with them.