Teletubbies Dispatched To Assist With Ebola Outbreak In Uganda

Ars Technica reports, “Massive Ebola outbreak spreads across DRC border, infected 5-year-old in Uganda.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, and Laa-Laa arrive at Entebbe International Airport with Emergency Supplies

The World Health Organization reported Tuesday, June 11, that the case is in a 5-year-old boy from the DRC who traveled with his family into Uganda on June 9. The boy’s case was confirmed by the Uganda Virus Institute (UVRI), and he’s receiving care in the Ebola Treatment Unit in the western Ugandan town of Bwera, which sits at the border with DRC.

With the potential for the outbreak to spread, Uganda has already vaccinated 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities and has intensified monitoring. The experimental vaccine being used in the outbreak is 97.5% effective at preventing the viral disease, preliminary data suggests. Ebola treatment centers, like the one in Bwera, are already set up. Further, the WHO has dispatched a Rapid Response team to monitor those who had contact with the boy and help with the response.

 

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Uganda’s President Loves Trump

Uganda’s President Museveni says, “We Africans all know we live in a ‘shithole’, so it’s no big deal if Trump says it….” that’s a quote from the Michael Wolfe school of reporting.  Now here’s the story from the Washington Post, “Ugandan president says he loves Trump: ‘He talks to Africans frankly’.”

Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni spoke out in defense of President Trump on Tuesday, telling lawmakers at the opening of the East African Legislative Assembly held in Kampala he loved the American leader as “he talks to Africans frankly.”

The comments came a little less than two weeks after Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as “shithole countries”

 

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