(CNN)Uganda declared an outbreak of Ebola aft a lawsuit of the comparatively uncommon Sudan strain was confirmed successful the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said connected Tuesday.
The WHO's Africa bureau said successful a connection the lawsuit was confirmed aft investigating a illustration from a 24-year-old antheral successful the country's Mubende district.
Ugandan wellness authorities investigated six suspicious deaths successful the territory this month. The country's health ministry said the 24-year-old diligent died aft displaying symptoms.
"There are presently 8 suspected cases who are receiving attraction successful a wellness facility," WHO Africa said, adding that it is helping Uganda's wellness authorities with the probe and deploying unit to the affected area.
"This is the archetypal clip successful much than a decennary that Uganda is signaling the Ebola Sudan strain," Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa said. "We are moving intimately with the nationalist wellness authorities to analyse the root of this outbreak."
Uganda past reported an outbreak of Ebola Sudan successful 2012, the WHO said. At slightest 17 radical were killed from the 24 cases identified successful that outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which contributed to containing the microorganism successful the eastbound African state astatine the time.
Uganda has experienced 4 Ebola outbreaks, according to the WHO, with the astir deadly witnessed successful 2000 which near over 200 radical dead.
Uganda borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo which is experiencing an Ebola resurgence pursuing outbreaks this year.
Uganda's past outbreak was successful 2019 erstwhile it confirmed the Zaire Ebola strain, which led to the death a of 9-year-old Congolese girl adjacent the borderline with the DRC.
According to the WHO, vaccination has been approved against the Zaire strain but inoculation against the Sudan strain hasn't been tested.