Ebola kills 1 in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, June 13, 2019

Ebola kills 1 in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC

A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP yesterday as two of his family members also tested positive for the virus after a visit to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation confirmed on Twitter that Uganda has now recorded three cases of Ebola, in the first spread across the country’s porous western border with the DRC where more than 2,000 cases of the highly contagious virus have been registered. Uganda has experienced several outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2012, while in 2000 more than 200 people died in an outbreak in the north of the country.

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