June 13, 2019 / 6:53 AM / 6 days ago

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda - health ministry official

World Health Organization (WHO) officials talk to Ugandan medical staff as they inspect ebola preparedness facilities at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Bwera, Uganda, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A second patient affected with the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has died in the current outbreak, a health ministry official said on Thursday.

“A grandmother also died last night,” Emanuel Ainebyona, Uganda health ministry spokesman told Reuters.

The first fatality, a five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Democratic Republic of Congo, died late on Tuesday.

Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Omar Mohammed; Editing by Gareth Jones

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