Ebola was first detected in Sudan, 1976 (Southerner Sudan)

By Delong Majak,

Opinion.

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There are potentials that Ebola may strike South Suda(Source: WHO, HPA, CDC)

Oct 20, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The case of Ebola was first detected in Sudan in 1976 the then, Southerner Sudan particularly western Equatoria. We do not wish Ebola any more in south Sudan. A large outbreak of haemorrhagic fever (subsequently named Ebola haemorrhagic fever) occurred in southern Sudan between June and November 1976. There was a total of 284 cases; 67 in the source town of Nzara, 213 in Maridi, 3 in Tembura, and 1 in Juba. The outbreak in Nzara appears to have originated in the workers of a cotton factory by that time but so many means were put in place to help out people who were affected by Ebola in 1976 by the Government of Khartoum regime.

The disease later on at some points in 1976 in Maridi, Ebola was amplified by transmission in a large, active hospital where many health workers and doctors were advised by Sudan/Khartoum regime to carry out a thoroughly treatment of patients in the hospitals to avoid spreading of the disease in most parts of the country. WHO- World Health Organization compiled a report regarding the Ebola cases.

The transmission of the disease required close contact with an acute case and was usually associated with the act of nursing a patient. The incubation period was between 7 and 14 days. Although the link was not well established, by that time it has expectedly appears that Nzara could have been the source of infection for a similar outbreak in the Bumba Zone of Zaire. Therefore; we should pray harder for Ebola not to come back in South Sudan, our innocent people are dying just because of mere malaria; what of a EBOLA. GOD has so many ways of protecting helpless societies on the earth.

The cabinets of south Sudan’s government has made a ridiculous decision trying to bans handshakes in south Sudan, that can’t be the solution of Ebola. The government in particular; ministry of health is the very concerned ministry to come up with programs like creating awareness and Ebola sensitization in all parts of the country instead of taking such a decision. The innocent civilians in the rural areas, urban centers, IDPs and refugees need awareness about the disease (EBOLA signs and symptoms) and how it can be prevent and control, banning handshakes is not an immediate mean.

Almighty GOD is there for helpless south Sudanese, especially those in rural areas and urban centers, IDPs and Refugees. Nothing worse than what we are going through in South Sudan at the moment, so many lives have been lost. No more obstacles shall come in south Sudan until peace is back in the country where there shall be a government which can facilitates its citizens from all levels. This research was done with some justifiable findings regarding the case study of EBOLA in Sudan and South Sudan in 1976 after 4 years of singing Addis agreement in Ethiopia by Joseph Lagu, For God and for my BELOVE people.

Prominent writer is a typical south Sudanese and can be reached at delonymajak@gmail.com

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