By John Ikani
A young child is believed to have died of Ebola at a hospital in Uganda, bringing the death toll of the virus outbreak in the country to two.
Local New Vision newspaper reports that tests are being conducted to confirm the cause of death.
Health officials say the deceased was one of 14 people admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Uganda’s first outbreak of the rare Sudan strain of Ebola in more than a decade.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, which neighbours Uganda to the west, is currently battling an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, which causes a deadly haemorrhagic fever.
According to the World Health Organization, the disease is transmitted to people from animals and spreads through human-to-human infection.
Uganda has had at least three previous outbreaks of Ebola, the deadliest being in 2000 that killed hundreds, including the lead treatment officer Dr Matthew Lukwiya.
WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti said action has been taken to quickly to detect the virus and halt the spread of infections.