Is there Ebola in Rwanda?
Up to now, Rwanda has not registered any case of Ebola since its outbreak in the neighboring state of the democratic republic of Congo in 2018. Rwanda is one of the countries in Africa that puts the health of its people as the priority. The out brat of Ebola in D.RCongo in august 2018 put Rwanda on high alert as it is an immediate neighbor where nations of the two states move across borders.
The outbreak of Ebola in Goma a main business and transit hub on the border with Gisozi in Rwanda increased the intensity levels of Rwanda to increase the risk assessment efforts which were aimed at combating any infections within Rwanda.
In partnership with UNICEF, the Rwanda government engaged in training of approximately 20,000 health workers on the community level about community surveillance preparedness and EVD readiness. While other more than ten thousand Community health workers were equipped with community engagement and risk communication in response to the Ebola outbreak.
More than 6million people have been availed with EVD prevention messages which have been done via the mass media and making sure that EVD messages are given priority at any gathering. The messages have been extended to regional leaders who were trained to sensitize the public through sermons and wherever they delivering Godly messages. Still, temperature screening guns and washing equipment were delivered to health centers, hospitals, and ay all the border entry points.
All these intervention measures and proactive planning were undertaken by the government of Rwanda have made it to be Ebola-free a country despite its outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which neighbors Rwanda.
What is Ebola?
Ebora is a virus that causes sudden high fever, intense body weakness, sore throats, and muscle pain. As the situation continues, it causes diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding of all the internal and external parts of the body. You can acquire Ebola when you come into contact with an infected person’s blood, waste, sweat, and all other body fluids. People with Ebola die mostly because of dehydration and organ failure.
There is a vaccine that is effective at a core of 99% and over 16100 have received it. Usually, contacts of the infected persons are the only one vaccinated people. Visitors are encouraged to visit Rwanda since there is no ace of Ebola that has been reported in the country at the moment. Come to Rwanda and visit the famous endangered mountain gorillas, Kigali city tours with memorable cultural tours in a rich culture country and history Rwanda.