• Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began

    4 monthes ago - By Time

    A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, Uganda's health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow to efforts by health workers who for months sought to prevent contamination across the heavily traveled border.
    The patient, a 5-year-old Congolese boy, has been isolated at a hospital in a district near the Congo border, Ugandan Health Minister Jane Aceng told reporters.
    The announcement puts new pressure on the World Health Organization to declare the Ebola outbreak - the...
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  • DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda diagnosed with virus

    4 monthes ago - By BBC

    A five-year-old boy is the first case confirmed in Uganda, after outbreak kills hundreds in DR Congo.
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  • Officials confirm Ebola case in Uganda

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    A 5-year-old boy infected with Ebola virus crossed the border into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, health officials said today.
    The boy traveled with his family on June 9, entering Uganda near the town of Bwera, according to WHO. Health care workers identified that he might have Ebola, and the boy was admitted and isolated at a hospital with an Ebola treatment unit, the Ugandan health ministry said.
    WHO said a rapid response team has been dispatched to the area to identify anyone who may have been in contact with the boy.
    It is the first time a case of Ebola has been
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  • Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

    4 monthes ago - By ABC News

    Uganda's health ministry says a patient has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year
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