A new Ebola outbreak in Uganda has killed three people, leading authorities to separate people who may be carriers of the virus, officials said on Thursday.
Uganda has experienced increasingly regular outbreaks of deadly hemorrhagic fevers that have left health officials grappling for answers. The new Ebola outbreak was confirmed in a district 40 miles from the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
Dr. Christine Ondoa, Uganda's Minister of Health, told the BBC that two members of the same family died during the past weekend, and a third man in the same proximity passed away in late October from what officials suspect was complications from the Ebola virus. Five people who were in contact with the dead are being monitored, with two being admitted to an isolation unit at a Kampala hospital. Another official told the Associated Press that up to 15 people are being monitored for signs of the disease.