The World Health Organization and Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that the Congolese boy arrived from Congo on Sunday, came to Uganda with his family and sought medical care #Ebola died last night. Two more samples were sent to UVRI and tested positive. We therefore have three confirmed cases of #Ebola in #Uganda, "said the tweet referring to the Uganda Virus Research Institute.
The Congo outbreak is both the second largest and the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in the country History.
More than 1,300 people have died since it began in August, with the epicenter located in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, among the most populous in the Congo and bordering Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan cases in recent weeks.
Pressure on WHO to declare international emergency
Dr. Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, a UK charity for medical research, said that while Uganda is well prepared for the disease, global health authorities should be prepared for more cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other neighboring countries.