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Uganda health officials confirms fresh outbreak of Ebola virus

Ugandan health officials have stated that a 24-year-old man infected with Ebola has died in central Uganda in a fresh outbreak.

The health minister told journalists that the victim had exhibited symptoms before succumbing to the disease.

He was a resident of Ngabano village in Mubende district, about 147km (91 miles) from the capital, Kampala.

The case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.

The East African country last reported an outbreak of the strain in 2012.

“Thanks to its [Uganda] expertise, action has been taken to quickly to detect the virus and we can bank on this knowledge to halt the spread of infections,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti – WHO regional director for Africa.

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