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Ugandan experts for Ebola-hit West Africa

Posted on Aug 11 2014 | IANS

Kampala, Aug 11 : Uganda is lending its expertise in dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, as a number of West African countries are struggling to handle the worst ever outbreak of the virus.

Uganda, which has had five outbreaks since 2000 -- the highest number in the world, is sending 20 of its health workers to the worst hit areas, BBC reported.

The Ebola virus, transmitted through body fluids, hit African nations of Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and in recent months spread to other neighbouring countries.

Nearly 1,000 people have died and 1,800 have become infected in West Africa.

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