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Ministry of Health Confirms Ebola Outbreak in Kasese

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Ebola in the Western Uganda District of Kasese. Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng while speaking at a press conference on Tuesday evening revealed that a five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Kasese. "The confirmed case is a 5-year-old Congolese child

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Minister Joyce Moriku. Courtesy Photo

Rukungiri Ebola Outbreak Reports: Health Ministry Speaks Out

Uganda’s health ministry has spoken out on reports of an Ebola outbreak in Rukungiri district, days after two patients succumbed to an Ebola-like-disease. The Tower Post has seen a November 12 communication between two Rukungiri district leaders indicating death of patients with signs similar to those of Ebola. According to the communication, a

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Confirmed: Ebola-like Marburg Virus Kills Two in Uganda

Two people have died from the Marburg virus in eastern Uganda, in the country's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years, the health ministry said Thursday. "Blood samples were taken from two people who have since died and were found positive for Marburg", Uganda's health ministry permanent secretary, Dr. Diana

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