Ebola outbreak in Uganda detected belatedly – WHO

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 Ebola outbreak in Uganda detected belatedly - WHO

The World Health Organization said the Ebola outbreak in Uganda was detected late.

According to preliminary studies, the patient may have developed symptoms as early as August, but his illness was not immediately diagnosed as Ebola.

At least 24 people have so far tested positive for the Sudanese Ebola strain, which has killed four people, according to the BBC.
< br /> Dr. Patrick Autumn, who oversees the outbreak response in Uganda, said Patient Zero is very difficult to identify. This is because several deaths had already been reported in the community by the time Uganda announced the outbreak.

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