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Three more Ebola patients have died in Uganda, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the death toll to four days after authorities confirmed an outbreak of a strain of the deadly disease for which no vaccine has yet been approved.
Uganda Ministry of Health said a total of 11 confirmed cases of Ebola, including four deaths.
The current outbreak associated with Sudanese strain of Ebolaappears to have started in a small village in the Mubende district around early September, authorities say.
Seven other deaths are being investigated for links to the outbreak in Mubende, about 130km west of the capital Kampala.
The first casualty was a 24-year-old man who died earlier this week.
The World Health Organization says the Ebola Sudan strain is less transmissible and has shown a lower fatality rate in previous outbreaks than Ebola Zaire, the strain that killed nearly 2,300 people in a 2018-2020 epidemic in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.