No Ebola case but remain vigilant, says Nyaruhirira

KIGALI - Health officials including the State Minister for HIV/Aids and other Infectious Diseases, Dr Innocent Nyaruhirira, have said there is yet to be an Ebola case in Rwanda. Addressing a press conference yesterday Nyaruhirira said Rwanda has not yet registered any Ebola case within her borders but urged medical doctors and the general public to remain on high alert.  Rwanda maintains an Ebola screening exercise on both the Ugandan and Congolese borders, to prevent a spill over.
Dr. Innocent Nyaruhirira, addressing the press yesterday at the Treatment and Research Aids Centre (Trac) offices in Kigali. Left is Prof. Mike Kramer, the head of Trac Plus Unit, and Vianney Nizeyimana, the in-charge of infectious diseases at Trac.
Dr. Innocent Nyaruhirira, addressing the press yesterday at the Treatment and Research Aids Centre (Trac) offices in Kigali. Left is Prof. Mike Kramer, the head of Trac Plus Unit, and Vianney Nizeyimana, the in-charge of infectious diseases at Trac.

KIGALI - Health officials including the State Minister for HIV/Aids and other Infectious Diseases, Dr Innocent Nyaruhirira, have said there is yet to be an Ebola case in Rwanda. Addressing a press conference yesterday Nyaruhirira said Rwanda has not yet registered any Ebola case within her borders but urged medical doctors and the general public to remain on high alert.  Rwanda maintains an Ebola screening exercise on both the Ugandan and Congolese borders, to prevent a spill over.

Close to thirty people, including five medics have died of Ebola in Uganda following a recent outbreak of the deadly virus. Another 107 cases have been confirmed, mostly in the country’s west.

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