Uganda Confirms Fresh Outbreak of Ebola Virus

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A 24-year-old man infected with Ebola has died in central Uganda in a fresh outbreak confirmed by health officials.

The health minister said that the victim had exhibited symptoms before succumbing to the disease.

Meanwhile, the case is of a relatively rare Sudan strain confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the World Health Organization, WHO said in a statement.

According to the organization, eight people with suspected symptoms are receiving medical care, and their staff has been sent to the affected area.

“Thanks to Uganda’s expertise, action has been taken to quickly detect the virus and we can bank on this knowledge to halt the spread of infections,” said WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

However, the East African country last reported an outbreak of the strain in 2012.

 

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