Ebola virus spreading in Uganda, Health officials work to control spread of the deadly disease, which is highly contagious and often fatal.
Two patients are hospitalized in stable condition, but neither has had bleeding as a symptom, which is common in viral hemorrhagic fever, the WHO said. Six additional patients suspected of having the disease were recently admitted to the hospital.
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The district’s health secretary, Stephen Byaruhanga, reported that cases are now being found in more villages. "It's no longer just one village. There are many villages affected," he said.
Among the dead is a medic who treated a patient. The Ugandan Ministry of Health is working to control the outbreak, and experts from the ministry, the WHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Doctors Without Borders are on site.