The Ministry of Health of Uganda has notified WHO of an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Kibaale district in the western part of the country. Ebola is caused by a virus and there is no known cure. A total of 20 cases, including 14 deaths have been reported since the beginning of July 2012. The deceased include a clinical officer who attended to a patient, and her four month-old child. Nine of the 14 deaths have occurred in a single household.