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31 Die as Ebola Virus Reemerges

October 16, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

After lying dormant for three years, the Ebola virus has resurfaced in Uganda, where 31 people have died from the deadly disease. The hemorrhagic virus, which kills with devastating speed, turned up two weeks ago in Gulu, 225 miles north of Kampala, the capital, health officials said. Among those who died were three student nurses who treated the first Ebola patients, the Ugandan Ministry of Health said. The last recorded outbreak was in Gabon in February 1997, when 10 people died.

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