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November 13, 2000 | Associated Press
Despite efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak in Uganda, a case of the deadly virus has been confirmed in a third district, a health official said Sunday. The new case was found in Masindi, 112 miles northwest of Kampala, the capital, said Francis Omaswa, director-general of Uganda's health services. Another Ebola victim died in Gulu, 225 miles north of the capital, where the outbreak was first confirmed Oct. 14, he said. That brings the death toll in the outbreak to 106.
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December 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Dr. Matthew Lokwiya, who led the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, himself became a victim of the outbreak. Lokwiya, who was in his early 40s, was one of the first to recognize that patients being admitted to Lacor Hospital in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu were suffering from a form of viral hemorrhagic fever, later identified as Ebola. After weeks of treating patients--and being credited for keeping the death toll remarkably low--Lokwiya became a patient himself Thursday.
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October 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
International health workers set about taming a deadly Ebola outbreak in northern Uganda, hoping to end new cases within a month. The highly contagious virus has killed 47 people and infected as many as 75 others in the Gulu area, 225 miles north of the capital, Kampala. Experts from the World Health Organization, the U.S.
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November 13, 2000 | Associated Press
Despite efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak in Uganda, a case of the deadly virus has been confirmed in a third district, a health official said Sunday. The new case was found in Masindi, 112 miles northwest of Kampala, the capital, said Francis Omaswa, director-general of Uganda's health services. Another Ebola victim died in Gulu, 225 miles north of the capital, where the outbreak was first confirmed Oct. 14, he said. That brings the death toll in the outbreak to 106.
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November 18, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR
Kennedy Omutoko is 12 years old. During the day, he attends free school for AIDS orphans at the Kibera Community Self Help Program. At night he lives with his grandfather. His voice is so soft he can barely be heard. His shoes are too big by twice. "I am the second-born. Brothers, I have three. Sisters, two. Once I remember we were playing and my mother was sick. "Another girl came and told me my mother had died. I thought it was a lie. I wanted to beat that girl. So I went home. It was true.
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June 17, 1991 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The Seventh International Conference on AIDS opened Sunday with an impassioned plea from the president of Uganda, one of the African nations hardest hit by the disease, and sharp criticism of American immigration policies, which can be used to bar AIDS-infected foreigners from entering the country. "May victory attend your struggles for the survival of humanity," said the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni. "We may see untoward billions of people die."
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January 25, 1987 | United Press International
A new study has documented an alarming incidence of the AIDS virus among pregnant women in a key center in northern Uganda, medical researchers said Saturday. A preliminary study conducted this month by doctors in the northern garrison town of Gulu found that 11% of a pilot group of 41 pregnant women had acquired immune deficiency syndrome, a virus that breaks down the body's immune system.
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January 7, 1991 | HARRY NELSON, Nelson is a retired Times medical writer living in Woodland Hills
A new outbreak of African sleeping sickness in Uganda is providing scientists with a unique opportunity to study the strange parasite responsible for the affliction. African sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease inflicted on its victims through the bite of the tsetse fly. Untreated, its early symptoms of fever and fatigue give way to apathy, convulsions, coma and inevitably death.
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November 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ugandan health officials said an outbreak of Ebola that has killed 100 people is contained to two areas but that the death toll will increase as infected people die. Authorities had hoped to keep the disease in Gulu, where the outbreak was first reported in mid-October. Gulu is about 225 miles north of the capital, Kampala. But last week, experts confirmed that a Ugandan soldier who had visited Gulu died of the disease in Mbarara in the south.
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October 18, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another 10 cases of the deadly Ebola virus were diagnosed in Uganda on Tuesday, bringing to 81 the number of recently reported infections, as schools were closed and a ban issued on traditional funerals in areas afflicted by the disease. At least 37 people are confirmed dead from the virus in Uganda's northern Gulu district. In all, three northern districts have been placed under quarantine, and local authorities have vowed to use force to prevent people from leaving the region.
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November 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ugandan health officials said an outbreak of Ebola that has killed 100 people is contained to two areas but that the death toll will increase as infected people die. Authorities had hoped to keep the disease in Gulu, where the outbreak was first reported in mid-October. Gulu is about 225 miles north of the capital, Kampala. But last week, experts confirmed that a Ugandan soldier who had visited Gulu died of the disease in Mbarara in the south.
NEWS
October 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
International health workers set about taming a deadly Ebola outbreak in northern Uganda, hoping to end new cases within a month. The highly contagious virus has killed 47 people and infected as many as 75 others in the Gulu area, 225 miles north of the capital, Kampala. Experts from the World Health Organization, the U.S.
NEWS
October 18, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another 10 cases of the deadly Ebola virus were diagnosed in Uganda on Tuesday, bringing to 81 the number of recently reported infections, as schools were closed and a ban issued on traditional funerals in areas afflicted by the disease. At least 37 people are confirmed dead from the virus in Uganda's northern Gulu district. In all, three northern districts have been placed under quarantine, and local authorities have vowed to use force to prevent people from leaving the region.
NEWS
November 18, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR
Kennedy Omutoko is 12 years old. During the day, he attends free school for AIDS orphans at the Kibera Community Self Help Program. At night he lives with his grandfather. His voice is so soft he can barely be heard. His shoes are too big by twice. "I am the second-born. Brothers, I have three. Sisters, two. Once I remember we were playing and my mother was sick. "Another girl came and told me my mother had died. I thought it was a lie. I wanted to beat that girl. So I went home. It was true.
NEWS
November 18, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a not-so-terrible banana-grove slum known as Tank Hill, an adobe shanty weathers and slowly crumbles in the sun. The shanty has three rooms, no electricity or water, empty window frames and a tin roof where spears of light descend through rust holes. Here, at the fringe of Uganda's capital, we are promised we will see a marvel. At the doorstep is a teen-age girl with oversize eyes and straightforward dreams.
NEWS
June 17, 1991 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The Seventh International Conference on AIDS opened Sunday with an impassioned plea from the president of Uganda, one of the African nations hardest hit by the disease, and sharp criticism of American immigration policies, which can be used to bar AIDS-infected foreigners from entering the country. "May victory attend your struggles for the survival of humanity," said the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni. "We may see untoward billions of people die."
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