- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A global summit is underway in Uganda aimed at boosting countries’ capacity to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

The United States-backed conference of the Global Health Security Agenda includes over 50 nations, nonprofits and other groups working to help poor countries prevent, detect and deal with threats to public health.

The summit comes as the East African country faces an outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola. One case of Marburg has been confirmed in eastern Uganda.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide