"Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Kills 14"

"KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's Ministry of Health is advising residents to avoid eating dead animals especially monkeys, after declaring an outbreak of the highly infectious Ebola virus that has killed 14 people."

"Declared Saturday, the outbreak is centered in the Kibaale district in western Uganda. Nine of the 14 deaths occurred in a single household in Nyanswiga village. The deceased include a clinical officer who attended to a patient, and her four month-old child.

The Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe confirms that the strange disease in the district was Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus, Sudan strain."

Environment News Service had the story July 30, 2012.

Source: ENS, 07/31/2012