‘No more cases of Ebola in Uganda since two deaths’

UGANDA says there have been no further cases of Ebola in the country since two people died in June, AFP News agency quotes the Congolese authorities as saying.

A five-year-old boy and his grandmother died of Ebola in Uganda on 12 and 13 June. They were the first cases reported there since the virus spread over the border from Demo- cratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 1,400 people have died.

Twenty-seven people were said to have been in contact with the two who died. They were restricted to their homes and were monitored for 21 days without contracting the disease, reports AFP.

The grandmother had lived in DR Congo, where her husband recently died of Ebola. Her daughter had travelled from Uganda, where she lives with her Ugandan husband, to the Congolese town of Beni with her children to help care for him. —BBC

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