Uganda confirms 6 new cases of Ebola

Six new Ebola cases have been reported Thursday in Uganda, a day after its first case was confirmed.

Wednesday’s cases was reported in the central district of Mubende where a 24-year-old man was confirmed dead on Tuesday after showing symptoms of the disease.

According to Uganda’s Health Ministry, seven other deaths are being probed if they were due to the virus

Of the six new cases, one was reported from a neighbouring district.

This is the third outbreak of the Ebola Sudan strain in Uganda.

Over 40 people contacted a family that reported some of the cases have been traced. Eleven of them are under isolation, said Kyobe Henry Bbosa, the incident management commander from the health ministry.

Experts say that the Ebola Sudan strain historic has lower levels of transmission, infections and deaths compared to the Ebola Zaire strain.

However Ugandan authorities continue to assure the public and international community that they have the capacity to contain the epidemic.

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