August 1st, 2012
12:47 PM ET

Death toll rises to 16 in Ebola Outbreak in Uganda

In Uganda, where officials say a deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 14 people appears to have started with one family. David Mckenzie is there and we asked him how doctors are trying to fight it.

Two more Ebola deaths in Uganda, officials say

Two more people have died in Uganda's Ebola outbreak, officials working at a hospital said Wednesday.

This brings the death toll to 16 people. They died in an outbreak that began in the Kibaale district in western Uganda.

One of the two latest deaths was of a 14-year-old boy whose nine relatives also have died in the outbreak in the district's Nyanswiga village, where the first case is thought to have been.

The two died in a hospital in Kagadi, a town close to the Congolese border. About three dozen suspected cases have been reported, World Health Organization spokesman Tariq Jasarevic said Tuesday.


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