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Uganda reports six new cases of Ebola

Uganda reports six new cases of Ebola

Uganda reports six new cases of Ebola

Uganda reports six new cases of Ebola

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  • Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed a total of six additional cases of Ebola.
  • This is the third time that the Sudan strain of Ebola has broken out in Uganda.
  • The Ebola Sudan strain has historically been associated with lower rates of transmission, infections, and fatalities when compared to the Ebola Zaire strain.
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After initial reports of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda earlier this week, the country’s Ministry of Health has now confirmed a total of six additional cases of the virus.

New cases of the disease have been reported in the central district of Mubende, which is also the location of the confirmed death of a 24-year-old man who was diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday.

Additionally, the authorities are looking into whether or not Ebola was the cause of seven additional deaths, one of which was a girl who was only one year old.

One of the six new cases was reported from a district that is adjacent to the one under investigation.

This is the third time that the Sudan strain of Ebola has broken out in Uganda.

Over forty individuals who got in touch with a family that reported some of the cases have been located and questioned. According to Kyobe Henry Bbosa, who is the incident management commander for the health ministry, eleven of them are currently being isolated.

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The countries that are close by have reported that they are taking all necessary precautions in case the disease spreads across their borders.

The Ebola Sudan strain has historically been associated with lower rates of transmission, infections, and fatalities when compared to the Ebola Zaire strain, according to the opinions of various experts.

Authorities in Uganda continue to reassure both the general public and the international community that they have the capability to bring the epidemic under control.

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