Uganda Confirms Outbreak Of Ebola
Uganda has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mubende District with confirmed cases of a 24 year old male resident of Ngabano village of Madudu Sub County in Mubende District.
Ugandan health authorities say a man who died this week has tested positive for the virus that causes Ebola.
Ugandan health authorities on Tuesday reported that a man who died a day earlier had tested positive for the virus that causes Ebola.
“We are right now gathering more information on the possible source of infection,” said the statement from the Ministry of Health, which referred to a potential new outbreak because six other people in the same area — including three children — died earlier in September after suffering what local officials had called a strange illness.
Uganda has had multiple Ebola outbreaks, including one in 2000 that killed hundreds. In Just Last month authorities in Congo said a new case of the Ebola virus in the eastern city of Beni was linked to a previous outbreak.