A 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ebola has died Wednesday in Uganda, becoming the first to die of the disease outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the current outbreak began last August. The boy had crossed from DRC into neighbouring Uganda with five family members on Monday evening, according to Congolese health officials. The boy passed away Wednesday morning after becoming the first confirmed Ebola case outside DRC. Very saddened by the news from #Uganda – we lost a 5-year-old boy to #Ebola last night. Formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, the disease is named after the Ebola River in DRC.
Source: The North Africa Journal June 12, 2019 19:30 UTC