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Ebola Outbreak


There are presently major projects underway in Uganda, and the current Ebola outbreak in the country is a significant concern for organisations with employees based or travelling there.

This current outbreak is caused by the Sudan Ebola virus strain, while most of the outbreaks in Western Africa in previous years were related to the Zaire strain of Ebola virus. Since there are no licensed vaccines currently available against the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus, it is important to have updated medical information regarding the current outbreak, and to prioritise communication and education on Ebola prevention.

Ebola virus can be spread through:

  • Direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person
  • Direct contact with, or eating the meat of infected animal
  • Exposure to contaminated environment or items (e.g. needles or soiled bed linen)
  • Unprotected sex with an infected person, including those who have survived infection
For further information on how to protect your workforce against the Ebola outbreak, read more: Ebola Outbreak: How To Protect Your Workforce.
About the International SOS Group of Companies
The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives and protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, and your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity, and sustainability.

Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by over 9,000 organisations. This includes the majority of the Fortune Global 500. As well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions, and NGOs. Nearly 12,000 multi-cultural security, medical, logistics and digital experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,200 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days. Between them, International SOS employees speak nearly 100 languages and dialects in our Assistance Centres, Clinics, and offices.

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