Uganda: 3 Dead in New Ebola Outbreak
5 more cases suspected
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2012 9:38 AM CST
A medical worker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers who are working on the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, works at their laboratory Thursday Aug. 2, 2012.    (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

(Newser) – A new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has claimed three lives in the capital city of Kampala, with two of the dead hailing from the same family, Uganda's health minister announced today. Reuters reports that five more people suspected to have contracted the virus are being watched, with two held in isolation facilities there. Officials say the new cases are not related to July's Ebola outbreak; the country had only last month declared it was free of the virus. In mid-October, Uganda reported an outbreak of Marbug, a sister virus of Ebola, which also claimed three lives.

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$28919642
Nov 16, 2012 11:02 AM CST
Recent research shows that ebola can be spread through the air ! http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/346435/description/Ebola_may_go_airborne This is not happy news
RidersOnTheStorm
Nov 16, 2012 5:43 AM CST
Hey Carnahan + newser - less sloppy journalism please the 3 victims were not killed by Ebola (as your 1st line) "IN the capital city of Kampala" The 1st line of the Reuters source article states "in its central region, NEAR the capital Kampala," IN FACT as Reuters states in its 2nd sentence - "in Luwero district, about 75 kilometers north of Kampala" IN FACT all 3 victims (including the person that nursed the 1st victim) were members of the same family in Kakute sub-county, Sambu Parish, Nyimbwa sub-county.
energylifedesign
Nov 15, 2012 4:06 PM CST
I hope that all the Ugandan's that are for the Kill The Gays bill get stricken with horrible diseases and suffer a painful and slow death.