Ebola claims second life in Uganda

Ebola in Uganda has claimed a Congolese woman’s life making her the second patient to die from the deadly virus’s latest outbreak said a health ministry official on Thursday.

The woman is reportedly the grandmother of the five-year-old boy who died on Tuesday evening after crossing into Uganda with his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“The grandmother also died last night,” Emmanuel Ainebyona, the official, told Reuters.

According to Ainebyona, three-year-old brother of the dead boy and a 23-year-old Ugandan man who has manifested Ebola symptoms have remained in isolation.

He said tests results of the 23-year old are expected later on Thursday adding that a total of 27 contacts are now being monitored.

To date, this current epidemic began in eastern Congo last August has infected at least 2,062 while only killing 1,390.