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Ebola Claims 5 in Uganda, 40 Closely Monitored
Published on 19-11-2012 - at 05:43' by Dusabemungu Ange De La Victoire

In Uganda, One more person succumbed to the Ebola virus Sunday, bringing the death toll in the latest outbreak of the dreaded haemorrhagic fever in the country to five.

Although Ebola has recently exploded in Uganda, neighbouring countries in East Africa have remained unaffected despite the existing busy crossboarder trade and inteructions with Uganda.

Ebola cases have only been reported in DRC.

The latest Ugandan victim, a 29-year-old woman, died at Bombo Hospital, some 30 kilometres north of Uganda capital Kampala, where she was admitted on Tuesday last week.

Halima Nakimbugwe is said to have contracted the disease while nursing her husband, a bicycle taxi rider, who was the first person to die in the latest epidemic in Luweero District.

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