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Ebola outbreak confirmed in Uganda

Health authorities have confirmed an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

This is after a man who died in Mubende tested positive for the deadly epidemic.

The victim is a 24 year old man from Ngabano village, in Madudu Subcounty in Mubende district.

He presented EVD symptoms the virus that causes ebola which later claimed him.

The Ministry further confirmed that samples were got off the body and taken to the Uganda Viral Research Institute (UVRI).

These confirmed that the man had the Ebola-Sudan variant.

The Ministry of Health and its partners have already dispatched a rapid response team in the area to observe and support in arresting this problem before it becomes a national problem.

This patient had been treated for other illnesses such as malaria amd pneumonia but there seemed to be no improvement.

Meanwhile 6 more people including 3 children earlier on died in the month of September succumbing to unclear diseases according to officials.

Ebola is spread by contact with bodily fluids of an infected person or contaminated materials.

It also manifests as a deadly hemorrhagic fever. The symptoms of ebola include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and at times internal and external bleeding.

The East African country has battled with numerous Ebola outbreak over the years. The most severe one was in 2000 which killed hundreds of people.

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