Thursday 13th June, 2019
13 (Xinhua/GNA) - Uganda has registered a second Ebola death after the outbreak was
declared late on Tuesday, Uganda's Ministry of Health said on Thursday.
were from a family of six who traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) where an Ebola outbreak had occurred, to care for a relative who later
died of Ebola.
boy and his grandmother tested positive for the virus after the family returned
The boy died on
Tuesday night, the first fatality in the country since the outbreak in
died on Wednesday at Bwera Hospital in the western district of Kasese town in
western Uganda, said the ministry's spokesperson, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, in a
unfortunate that we (have) lost the grandmother to the first confirmed case of
Ebola, the five-year-old boy.
was among those in the Ebola Treatment Unit at Bwera Hospital," said the
outbreak in Uganda was confirmed on Tuesday. The last outbreak in the country
was in 2012, which left over 20 people dead.