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ARAB TIMES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012 HEALTH 35 Virus hits Kampala Two suspected Ebola deaths reported in Uganda KAMPALA, Aug 1, (Agencies): Two more lagers had called medical officials on have admitted 11 more suspected Ebola incomes shrink because people have been anything to avoid it,” said Ben waiting for shoppers outside one of the people, including a child, are suspected to Tuesday to report that two more people had patients who are now in isolation.” advised to avoid sex.” Tumwebaze, 28, a motorcycle rider in teeming capital’s malls. have died of the Ebola virus while 11 more died, including a 5-year old boy. On Monday Uganda’s President Yoweri There is no treatment for Ebola, which is Kampala. “But if you meet a good friend President Yoweri Museveni on Monday have been put in isolation in western Kyamanywa said the latest deaths also Museveni advised people to avoid shaking transmitted by close contact and body flu- especially one you haven’t seen in a long confirmed that Ebola, one of the world’s Uganda where the deadly haemorrhagic occurred in Kibaale, about 170 km (100 hands, casual sex and do-it-yourself burials ids such as saliva, vomit, faeces, sweat, time and refuse to shake his or her hand, it most virulent diseases, had reached fever was first confirmed last Friday, health miles) west of the capital, and near the to reduce the chance of contracting Ebola semen and blood. might be misunderstood or create hard Kampala for the first time following an workers said on Tuesday. Democratic Republic of Congo where the virus. In the capital Kampala where a health feelings between both of you.” outbreak in the west of the country. So far 14 people have died of the disease virus first emerged in 1976, taking its name Kiiza Xavier, a farmer in Kibaale’s worker from Kibaale, Clare Muhumuza, Kampala residents have been urged to “We shall request gloves, but for now it and Ugandan officials fear a repeat of an from the Ebola River. Buyanja county said news of the Ebola died on Friday, residents were fast aban- avoid contact after the deadly Ebola virus is a very big problem because we are outbreak in 2000, the most devastating to “We got calls this morning about these outbreak was spreading panic among the doning handshakes for fear of contracting hit the city but security guard Joseph exposed,” Karuba said. date, when 425 people were infected, more two deaths which occurred in two different population. the disease. Karuba’s job is to frisk people and he does- Officials were searching for anyone who than half of whom died. villages yesterday (Monday) evening,” he “People here love their drinking for Some said, however, they found that n’t have gloves. might have come into contact with the Dan Kyamanywa, health officer for said. “The team that we sent says the initial instance, but now they’re too scared to go culturally embarrassing. “The thing has come back — it came virus, amid public warnings for people to Kibaale district where the outbreak had clinical signs that the patients exhibited are to bars as they normally do daily,” he said. “Obviously the thought of catching first time and we beat it, then it came again take precautions and avoid physical con- started, told Reuters by telephone that vil- typical of Ebola ... also since yesterday, we “Proprietors of lodges are also seeing their Ebola scares me to the bone and I would do and we beat it and now it is back,” he said, tact.