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Tuesday 21 October  

Two dead in new outbreak of Ebola in Uganda: minister

Published on 15 November 2012 - 3:29pm
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A fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in central Uganda has killed at least two people, the health minister said on Thursday.

The virus has killed two members of the same family since Saturday about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital Kampala, said Health Minister Christine Ondoa.

"The ministry of health would like to inform the general public that another viral haemorrhagic fever, Ebola, has broken out in the country," Ondoa said.

A third man also died in the area late last month after showing symptoms of Ebola however no samples were taken from the victim and the case was not reported to local health officials, the minister said.

So far five people who came into contact with the deceased are being monitored, with two admitted to the isolation unit at Kampala's main Mulago hospital, she said.

© ANP/AFP
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