The President made a special broadcast, as the death toll from the current outbreak of Ebola rose to 14. If contracted death is often the outcome. Of those who become infected it is expected that around 90% will die. That is a high percentage.
The disease spreads quickly through any form of contact. Minimising contact will not be easy but could prove a life saver. Just shaking hands, touching another person or kissing could mean that you contract the disease.
Currently Ugandan health officials are trying to trace all persons who have had contact with the dead and those infected. Until these people are separated and quarantined the virus could continue to spread unchecked.
Even burying the victims of Ebola is not easy. It must be carried out obeying rules and standards. If not the funerals could spread the disease further.
The Ebola Virus Disease stems from four Ebola Viruses. You can read more about it here at Wikipedia
As yet there is no vaccine against EV, the symptoms generally include sudden onset of fever, weakness, headache, vomiting and kidney problems.
The Ugandan President ended his address by wishing the people good luck. This is not the first deadly Ebola attack in Uganda and the people know all to well what could happen.