More cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Kibaale, Uganda; possible spread to Tanzania (update)

There are reports of 8 more new cases of Ebola, all from the Kibaale Region. The total number of people who are in quarantine as possible contacts of infected persons has risen to 253.

In Tanzania, near the border with Uganda, there are 2 possible cases in the Kagera Region that are hospitalised and under investigation for possible Ebola infection.

Any travellers in these areas 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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