WHO says no need for travel advisories to Uganda after Ebola outbreak

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-12 17:32:50|Editor: Yamei
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KAMPALA, June 12 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said there is no need to issue travel advisories to Uganda after the east African country registered an Ebola case on Tuesday.

The global health body's office here in a tweet said there are no restrictions to movements and business in the country.

It said the country's ministry of health has created awareness in the country and in the community in Kasese where the first case has been registered.

"This should enable people to protect themselves. Response teams are in the field and the outbreak in Kasese will be contained," WHO said.

Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday announced that Ebola had broken out in the country after tests from a five year old boy in Kasese district neighboring Ebola-hit eastern Democratic Republic of Congo turned positive.

The child is under care and receiving supportive treatment at Bwera Ebola Treatment Unit, according to WHO.