Juba, 08 October, 2022 / 1:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese, a territory that borders Uganda where dozens of cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed, has urged the people of God in the East-Central African country to take preventive measures against the virus that is known to cause severe bleeding, and organ failure that can eventually result in death.
Health authorities in South Sudan have intensified surveillance and screening at border entry points in order to detect any suspected EVD cases from neighboring Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), BBC News reported.
A Wednesday, October 5 United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report indicates that in Uganda, the cumulative EVD cases are at 61, 41 of them having been confirmed and 20 being probable.
The report of the UN body further indicates 28 EVD-related deaths, eight of these cases having been confirmed.
In his homily on October 2 at Christ the King Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Yei, Fr. Sebastian Pololo said taking preventive measures will help curb the entry of EVD into Africa's youngest nation.