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Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak

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Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation has confirmed one case of Ebola outbreak in the East African country ten months after the case was reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Health Minister, ruth Aceng confirmed the outbreak and said the ministry had sent health experts to the western district of Kasese neighbouring DRC.

“The confirmed case is a 5-year-old Congolese child who traveled from the DRC with his family on 9th June 2019. The child and his family entered the country through Bwera Border post and sought medical care,” Aceng said in a press conference at 9:00pm on Tuesday.

Aceng said the Ministry of health and World Health Organisation have sent a team to Kasese to trace cases and vaccinate those who may have come into contact with the patient.

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