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    Ugandan officials check the border for Ebola

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    In order to stop the export of Ebola patients, health officials at a significant Uganda-Kenya border crossing claim they have increased screening of cargo truckers and other travelers.

    Since the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic, teams have already been screening for a number of infectious diseases, but an official at the Malaba border in the east told the BBC that they have now raised their degree of attention.

    Health workers in Uganda are collecting information about the country of origin of visitors and monitoring them for symptoms like fever, headaches, and stomachaches.

    The number of confirmed Ebola cases has been climbing. According to the most recent data from the health ministry, there are already 43 confirmed cases, nine of which have resulted in fatalities.

    One of them passed away on Saturday; he was a Tanzanian doctor. At the Mubende Regional Hospital, where the first confirmed patient had been treated, Dr. Mohammed Ali was an intern.

    The 37-year-old was interred on Sunday in western Uganda in accordance with global health guidelines for infectious disease pandemics.

    Health workers claim to have located at least 800 people who may have come into contact with Ebola-positive individuals. They are being watched.

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