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Uganda Confirms Six More Cases Of Ebola, One Death

Six new cases of Ebola have been found in Uganda, the World Health Organization said Thursday after the country reported its first fatality from the highly contagious virus since 2019,IgbereTV reports 

Uganda’s health ministry declared an Ebola outbreak in the central district of Mubende on Tuesday, announcing the death of a 24-year-old man.

“So far, seven cases, including one death, have been confirmed to have contracted the Sudan ebolavirus,” the WHO said in a statement, referring to a relatively rare strain of the virus.

“Forty-three contacts have been identified and 10 people suspected to have caught the virus are receiving treatment at the regional referral hospital in Mubende,” it said

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