Uganda says its ebola cases are probable

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Uganda says its ebola cases are probable

The Ugandan Health Ministry considers a probable case as a person who died from suspected EVD ebola and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case but was not tested and did not have lab confirmation. The ministry considers confirmed cases for those with positive lab results.

Around 25 patients are being admitted at a health facility in the East African country's Mubende district where the outbreak of Ebola has been detected, while six of the cases have been confirmed to have been infected while 19 are suspected of having the virus, the ministry said.

A total of 58 contacts of confirmed cases had been traced, according to the ministry.

Uganda declared an outbreak of Ebola on Tuesday after a case of the rare Sudan strain was detected in the country. The patient, now deceased, was a 24 year old man in the Mubende district.

One of the potential Ebola-related casualties was a 1 year-old child, health authorities said in an earlier statement. Uganda has had four outbreaks of Ebola. The rare Sudan strain hasn't been tested for efficacy, and the deadliest left over 200 people dead in 2000. The Ervebo rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine has been found to be effective in protecting against the Zaire variant of the Ebola virus. The vaccine against the rare Sudan strain hasn't been tested for efficacy. The Ervebo rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine has been found to be effective in protecting against the Zaire variant of the Ebola virus. The WHO vaccine against the rare Sudan strain hasn't been tested for efficacy. Ervebo rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine has been found to be effective in protecting against the Zaire variant of the Ebola virus. Uganda borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is experiencing an ebola resurgence after outbreaks this year.