Uganda reports first Ebola outbreak in 10 years

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Peter Kavinsky

Uganda’s Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday, September 20, that an outbreak of the Ebola virus had been detected in the country.

According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the department in Twitter.

Uganda confirms an Ebola outbreak in the Mubende region. The confirmed case was in a 24-year-old man from Ngabano village who showed symptoms of the virus. He died later,” the health ministry said.

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The department added that a team of specialists has been sent to the region to assist, in particular, local doctors in identifying the contacts of the deceased.

The last time Uganda announced an Ebola outbreak in the country was in 2012, according to the BBC.

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The disease caused by the Ebola virus is an acute viral, highly contagious natural focal disease, often characterized by a severe course, high mortality, severe intoxication, dehydration, damage to the blood vessels of many organs with the development of severe hemorrhagic syndrome.

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