Cultural Risk Factors to the Outbreak of Ebola Bundibugyo (BDBV)

Nzanzu Twalibu, Twesigye Charles


This study investigated the risk factors to the outbreak of Ebola Bundibugyo in Bundibugyo district. The research aimed at investigating the different risk factors that led to the outbreak of Ebola Bundibugyo Virus (BDBV) in Bundibugyo district. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey that provided a baseline data on the cultural risk factors which influenced the outbreak, distribution, intensity and the spreading of BDBV among the communities of Bundibugyo district. 56 cases were confirmed with 40% fatality. The cultural risk factors investigated were taming wild animals, hunting, burying the dead, washing the dead bodies and sleeping near the dead bodies.

Keywords: Ebola Bundibugyo Virus, burying, the dead, taming and wild animals

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