GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Shaking hands and other physical contact could be deadly said the Ugandan President on 31 July.
The warning came after a health worker died in the capital Kampala, after traveling by bus to the city following the death of her baby.
14 people have died since the highly contagious viral illness broke out in western Uganda three weeks ago.
Seven doctors and 13 health workers at Mulago Hospital are in quarantine after “at least one or two cases” were taken there, with one later dying. In the meantime, health teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who has come into contact with patients infected with the virus.
The Geneva-based WHO is currently supporting the country to determine the extent of the outbreak.