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14 Killed in Uganda Ebola Outbreak

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A laboratory specialist examines specimens of the Ebola virus at the Uganda virus research centre in Entebbe, 40km (25 miles) south from capital Kampala May 17, 2011. The rare and deadly Ebola virus has killed a 12-year-old Ugandan girl, and health offici

A laboratory specialist examines specimens of the Ebola virus at the Uganda virus research centre in Entebbe, 40km (25 miles) south from capital Kampala May 17, 2011. The rare and deadly Ebola virus has killed a 12-year-old Ugandan girl, and health offici

Health officials say the deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda.

Joaquim Saweka, the World Health Organization representative in Uganda said Saturday there were 20 reported cases in Kibaale district, nearly 200 kilometers west of the capital, Kampala.

There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which manifests itself as a hemorrhagic fever, is highly infectious and kills quickly.

In 2000, Ebola killed more than 200 Ugandans.
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