Efforts continue to battle Ebola in Uganda

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WHO Representatives in Uganda, prepare to visit patients in the Ebola isolation ward

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are working with Ugandan authorities to contain the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever that has claimed 14 lives in Uganda.

The agency says there are 36 suspected cases of the fever in the Kibaale region in western Uganda.

WHO spokesperson in Geneva, Tarik Jasarevic, says the agency is helping the Ugandan government to manage and control the cases of the disease. 

"Four cases had been confirmed by lab in the Ugandan Virus Research Institute. Other samples that had been taken proved to be negative. And out of those four confirmed lab cases two have died. There is an isolation ward that has been set up in Kagadi town in Kibaale region and this is where all the suspected cases are currently being treated."

(Duration: 25")

Uganda has seen cases of Ebola before, including a big outbreak in 2000 and 2001 that killed more than 200 people.

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