A case of Ebola has been confirmed in Uganda, ten months after the deadly virus was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The World Health Organization, WHO said a 5-year-old Congolese child, who entered Uganda on June 9th through Bwera Border post, is receiving care.
The child’s family sought medical care at Kagando hospital and the child was transferred to Bwera Ebola Treatment Unit for management.
This is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The boy was accompanied by his Ugandan father and Congolese mother, who had returned to Congo to nurse her father before he died of Ebola, Uganda’s Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng told a news conference.
Uganda’s worst Ebola outbreak was in 2000 when 425 people were infected.