Four deaths reported in Uganda from deadly Ebola virus
Ebola, which has a morality rate up to 90%, is rising again in Uganda.
Four have lost their lives to the Ebola virus in Uganda, where the authorities declared an outbreak earlier this week, according to health officials on Friday.
The health ministry, in a statement, announced that three new deaths were recorded, plus one, reaching four, after taking into consideration a fatality from 2019.
Confirmed cases have risen to 11, with four more infections being announced within the last 24 hours, according to the officials.
"The Ministry of Health Rapid Response Teams remain on the ground to list and follow up contacts to the confirmed cases," it said, urging increased vigilance.
The Ebola outbreak was declared on Tuesday when the death of a young 24-year-old man was announced.
In addition, the DRC - or the Democratic Republic of the Congo - recorded Ebola cases, less than 6 weeks after an epidemic in the country was declared over.
Ebola is a deadly hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate reaching 90%.
In addition, Ghana, in July, also declared a state of emergency as the Marburg virus was on the rise; a virus as lethal as Ebola.