Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Musanze, Gicumbi, Nyagatare and Burera districts that border Uganda are on high alert over the Marburg hemorrhagic fever.
Efforts are being intensified to ensure that the outbreak of the highly contagious deadly disease doesn’t spread to Rwanda.
Therese Mujawamariya, the Vice Mayor in charge of social affairs in
Gicumbi District, yesterday said the district shares a boundary with
Kabale District in Uganda where the out break was confirmed, having claimed five people by press time.
Mujawamariya told The New Times
she was meeting with a team from immigration and other officials at
Gatuna border to discuss means of preventing the epidemic and
Gatuna is the main border town between Rwanda and Uganda.
“We are also going to minimise movement to and from Kabale district
to ensure that infected persons don’t cross into Rwanda. People should
travel through the official borders and also report immediately any
cases with symptoms of this disease,” she said.
Mujawamariya urged the public to remain vigilant and avoid direct contact with persons who have the Marburg virus symptoms.