June 12, 2019 / 9:57 AM / in a month

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda in first cross-border case from current Congo outbreak

KAMPALA, June 12 (Reuters) - A five year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The boy died overnight, the official told Reuters, after entering Uganda from Congo with his family. His mother had returned to Congo to nurse her father, who died of the disease, the health minister said on Tuesday.

The official asked not to be named. (Reporing by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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