Ebola outbreak in Rubaga Linked to Garbage that hasn’t been cleared up for 8 Months

The dangerous Ebola epidemic that has risen tension in Kampala has beeen linked to the laziness of the responsible authorities to clear garbage that has spent 8 months without being cleaned up.

This information was revealed by residents of Kabowa, Kironde Zone in Rubaga Division.

“According to residents, garbage has not been collected since April last year 2018,” said Uganda Red Cross Society publicist, Irene Nakasiita on Thursday morning.

Red Cross Kampala West Branch yesterday conducted a community service activity in affected areas.

“The community has a lot of garbage hence there was an immediate need to engage locals and also support the cleaning activities,” she added.

The Ministry of Health says two out of 10 suspected cases of Ebola have been confirmed by medics.

The bacteria is excreted in faecal material from sick persons.

It affects both children and adults and can kill within hours if not treated.

The main symptoms are acute diarrhea with massive loss of fluid from the body. Cholera is transmitted through eating contaminated food and drinks.

Nakasiita said the Red Cross team on ground “is compiling an assessment report which will be shared with the responsible office to ensure good public health standards in the community.”

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