May 14, 2011 / 2:05 PM / 9 years ago

Ebola outbreak kills one in Uganda, more cases seen

KAMPALA, May 14 (Reuters) - A new outbreak of the rare and deadly Ebola virus has killed a 12-year-old Ugandan girl near the capital city Kampala, a health official in the east African country said on Saturday.

The girl from Luwero district, 75 km north of Kampala, died on May 6, Anthony Mbonye, Uganda government’s commissioner for community health told journalists.

“Laboratory investigations have confirmed Ebola to be the primary cause of the illness and death. So there is one case reported but we expect other cases,” said Mbonye.

The last outbreak in 2007 killed 37 people. (Reporting by Barry Malone; Writing by James Macharia)

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