Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bring Out Your Dead! Bring Out Your Dead!

Sorry to make light of this issue by using a Monty Python Quote, but humor is always the best medicine and come on - everyone loves a little Search for the Holy Grail in their life!

As of November 26th it has been found that there was thought to be a new strain of Ebola or an Ebola like virus circulating in northern Uganda. On October 16th the disease was confirmed in Gulu and it has now spread to other northern districts in Uganda. Right now the numbers of infected persons are at 38 with a death rate of 25%. The Ministry of Health and other world health organizations say that preliminary tests have ruled out Ebola, Typhoid and several other diseases. The mystery virus symptom's are complaints severe headache and dizziness, which eventually give way to diarrhea and vomiting.

Here is an article about the disease spread:


And it finally made the national news:


Though it is looking like plague, the researchers are still not sure what the mystery disease is. I will keep you all updated if they find out more.

Please know that I am safe, happy and healthy right now here in Kayunga. If this virus turns out to spread or things get worse please know I am being taken care of very well and Peace Corps, the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Government. Also know that if this starts to spread I might head for the hills like brave Sir Robyn!

Subsequently, I found this funny blog entry the same day before I found out about the Ebola/Plague/Mystery disease outbreak. It is pretty funny so enjoy!


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