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Up to 3 deaths in Uganda Ebola outbreak, 26 more in quarantine, task force chief says

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in Uganda has reached three, with a further 26 in quarantine, Rosemary Byabashaija, head of the Mubende district Ebola response team, said on Friday. Stated.

“Today, as we speak, we have 26 patients, 11 of whom are seriously ill and in emergency situations. died. [the outbreak] Three people died in the hospital,” Byabashaija said.

On Thursday, Ugandan officials reported seven Ebola cases, including one death.

Earlier in the week, Ugandan authorities declared an Ebola outbreak in Mubende after the death of a 24-year-old local resident infected with the Ebola Sudanese strain.

A medical worker wears a protective suit as she prepares to screen travelers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Mpondowe Health Screening Facility in the border town of Mpondowe, Uganda, on June 13, 2019. - Sputnik International, 1920, 22.09.2022

Confirmed Ebola cases in Uganda rise to seven

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is an acute viral infection that affects humans and other animal species. In 2015, the Ebola epidemic broke out in West Africa, with Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia at its epicenter. According to the World Health Organization, in the last major epidemic, 28,600 people were infected with Ebola, of whom more than 11,300 died.



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