Second Ebola loss of life in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

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KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s well being ministry says a second individual contaminated with the Ebola virus has died after a household uncovered to the illness quietly crossed the border from Congo.

The primary cross-border instances on this Ebola outbreak have prompted a World Well being Group skilled committee to fulfill on Friday to debate whether or not to declare a world well being emergency.

Well being ministry spokesman Emmanuel Ainebyoona on Thursday confirmed the loss of life of the 50-year-old girl in a single day.

Her 5-year-old grandson was the primary confirmed loss of life from Ebola in Uganda. The boy’s 3-year-old brother is also contaminated.

Congo’s well being ministry says all members of the Congolese-Ugandan household have agreed to be repatriated to Congo for experimental therapies as a part of scientific trials.

The outbreak declared in japanese Congo in August has killed greater than 1,400 folks.