The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda after a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed in the country,

The WHO’s Africa office said in a statement the case was confirmed after testing a sample from a 24-year-old man in the country’s Mubende district.

Ugandan health authorities investigated six suspicious deaths in the district this month. The country’s health ministry said the 24-year-old patient died after displaying symptoms.

WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, efforts are ongoing with national health authorities to investigate the source of the outbreak.

DI/Dupe Idowu

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