At least 14 people were killed during an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the past month in western Uganda, according to health officials.
“The deceased include a clinical officer who attended to a patient, and her four month-old child,” the World Health Organization said, adding that nine of the 14 who were killed were part of the same household.
A health worker treating patients also died after contracting the virus.
In all, 20 people were infected with the virus, with two patients in hospital care and in stable condition.
The outbreak occurred in Kibaale, a district in western Uganda, located around 125 miles from the capital of Kampala and around 30 miles from the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ebola has no vaccine and the virus is difficult to treat. It is transmitted by close personal contact and some strains of the virus kill nine out of ten people who contract it.
The disease is named after a small river in the DR Congo.
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