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Congo’s Ebola Epidemic, 2nd Worst in History, Spreads to Uganda

HeadlineJun 13, 2019

In Uganda, health officials say a 5-year-old boy and his grandmother have died after falling ill with Ebola—the first deaths among eight new suspected cases of the deadly virus reported in the country. The deaths came as health workers in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo warn a massive Ebola outbreak has become the second worst on record, with over 2,000 new cases and nearly 1,400 deaths since last August. Medical workers are struggling to reach infected people amid ongoing violence by anti-government militias, as well as widespread mistrust of foreign medical workers.

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