Ebola Outbreak Infects At Least 36 People, Kills 23 in Uganda

The photo shows an Ebola outbreak in Uganda in 2000. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Bausch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

In Uganda, an Ebola outbreak has infected at least 36 people, and 23 of them have died.

This is the first outbreak of the Sudan strain of ebolavirus in a decade. The more common Zaire strain has vaccines, but they will not work against the Sudan strain. Health officials scramble to contain the outbreak and test vaccines.

Global Disciples

Sherry Lee with Global Disciples says, “With our staff, it always amazes me how resilient they are and how these things don’t seem to faze them, even though they’re big issues. So, according to him, things are going as normal. Travel is normal. There was one hiccup with the Rwandan border a few days ago. That was closed temporarily. But the government resolved that and got the border reopened. That’s the only traveled restrictions that they’re having.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for effective treatments against the Sudan ebolavirus.
  • Pray the work of Global Disciples will show Jesus’ love.

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