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Ebola virus claims more lives in Uganda

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1037
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

    The recent outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the Gulu district of Uganda is continuing to claim lives. As the BMJ went to press, the death toll was 60, with 165 cases having been reported.

    The National Institute of Virology in South Africa confirmed that the Ebola virus was the cause of the outbreak on 16 October, when 81 cases were reported, including 35 deaths.

    This is the first known outbreak of …

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