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New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

Updated : June 13, 2019 01:10 PM IST

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a 3-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ugandan cases show the epidemic is entering a "truly frightening" phase and could kill many more people, one infectious disease specialist told Reuters.

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a 3-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a 3-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
The Ugandan cases show the epidemic is entering a
The Ugandan cases show the epidemic is entering a "truly frightening" phase and could kill many more people, one infectious disease specialist told Reuters. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
A 5-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Congo died late on Tuesday, said Uganda's health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, and his family were now being monitored in isolation.The two new victims were the boy's brother and grandmother, the Ugandan health ministry said. His grandfather had recently died of Ebola. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
A 5-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Congo died late on Tuesday, said Uganda's health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, and his family were now being monitored in isolation.The two new victims were the boy's brother and grandmother, the Ugandan health ministry said. His grandfather had recently died of Ebola. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
The current Ebola epidemic began in August last year in eastern Congo and has already infected at least 2,062 people, killing 1,390 of them. The West Africa epidemic infected 28,000 people and killed 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
The current Ebola epidemic began in August last year in eastern Congo and has already infected at least 2,062 people, killing 1,390 of them. The West Africa epidemic infected 28,000 people and killed 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
The viral disease spreads through contact with bodily fluids, causing hemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
The viral disease spreads through contact with bodily fluids, causing hemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
Authorities have struggled to contain the disease partly because health workers have been repeatedly attacked in conflict-ravaged eastern Congo, the epicentre of the outbreak. There is widespread public mistrust of the Congo government and health workers from outside the region, giving rise to rumours that the disease is a ruse to try to rig elections in the area, where dozens of armed groups operate. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
Authorities have struggled to contain the disease partly because health workers have been repeatedly attacked in conflict-ravaged eastern Congo, the epicentre of the outbreak. There is widespread public mistrust of the Congo government and health workers from outside the region, giving rise to rumours that the disease is a ruse to try to rig elections in the area, where dozens of armed groups operate. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo
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