Ebola haemorrhagic fever cases increase in Kibaale, Uganda (update)

The Ebola outbreak in Kibaale appears to have spread to several villages. In addition to the 14 deaths attributed to this infection, there are now 36 suspected cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in this district. Only 4 of these have been confirmed by laboratory testing.

Any travellers in this area should avoid any direct contact with anyone suspected to have this infection since it is highly contagious and lethal. Transmission often occurs during burial rituals for deceased patients, close physical contact with infected persons and their body fluids, during sexual contact or within hospitals through contact with blood and body fluids of infected persons.

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