Uganda : Officials: Ebola breaks out in Uganda

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Officials: Ebola breaks out in Uganda

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In this Thursday, July 12, 2012 photo, a health worker from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) health worker speaks with patients waiting for treatment in Kampala, Uganda. Thousands become infected with HIV each year in Uganda, keeping pressure on the government and its foreign benefactors to sustain AIDS relief. Officially, the infection rate is going up mainly because more Ugandans are having multiple sex partners. But critics of Uganda's AIDS control policy say the country's past success in reducing the infection rate had been undermined later by a shift in attention from prevention to treatment. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of astrange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.
The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is "an outbreak of Ebola" in Uganda.
"Laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute...have confirmed that the strange disease reported in Kibaale is indeed Ebola hemorrhagic fever," the Ugandan government and WHO said in joint statement.
http://news.yahoo.com/officials-ebola-breaks-uganda-123309607.html




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Fact file on the deadly Ebola virus. Uganda's president has warned against shaking hands and other physical contact after the first reported death from the deadly Ebola virus in the capital Kampala. (AFP Photo/)


A worker from St Mary's Lacor hospital disinfects villagers during an earlier Ebola outbreak in Uganda. Seven doctors and 13 health workers at Kampala's Mulago hospital are in quarantine after "at least one or two cases" were taken there, with one later dying from the virus. (AFP Photo/Carlos Palma)

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Deadly ebola outbreak in Ugandan capital

Uganda's president on Monday warned against shaking hands and other physical contact after the first death from the deadly Ebola virus in the capital Kampala.
"The Ministry of Health are tracing all the people who have had contact with the victims," Yoweri Museveni said in a state broadcast, adding that 14 people had died in total since Ebola broke out in western Uganda three weeks ago.
One person who contracted the virus in western Uganda died in Kampala's Mulago Hospital, Museveni said, calling on people not to shake hands to avoid the spread of the virus.
http://news.yahoo.com/uganda-bans-physical-contact-ebola-reaches-capital-112905767.html



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