(CNN)In the past 24 hours, Uganda has recorded 4 confirmed cases of Ebola, bringing the cumulative fig of confirmed cases to 11, the country's wellness ministry reported Friday successful a statement.
The Ugandan Health Ministry considers a "probable case" arsenic immoderate idiosyncratic who died from suspected EVD (ebola) and had an epidemiological nexus to a confirmed lawsuit but was not tested and did not person laboratory confirmation. The ministry considers "confirmed cases" for those with affirmative laboratory results.
Around 25 patients are being admitted astatine a wellness installation successful the East African country's Mubende territory wherever the Ebola outbreak was detected, the ministry said, portion besides stating that six of the cases had been confirmed to beryllium infected portion 19 were suspected of having the virus.
Providing much details connected the spread, the ministry said a full of 58 contacts of the confirmed cases had been traced.
Uganda declared an Ebola outbreak connected Tuesday aft a lawsuit of the uncommon Sudan strain was detected successful the country. The patient, present deceased, was a 24-year-old antheral successful the Mubende district.
One of the probable Ebola-related casualties was a 1-year-old child, wellness authorities said successful an earlier statement.
Uganda has experienced 4 Ebola outbreaks. The deadliest near over 200 radical dead successful 2000.
According to the WHO, vaccination against the uncommon Sudan strain hasn't been tested for efficacy. However, the Ervebo (rVSV-ZEBOV) vaccine has been recovered to beryllium effectual successful protecting against the Zaire variant of the Ebola virus.
Uganda borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is experiencing an Ebola resurgence pursuing outbreaks this year.