The Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Ebola in the Greater Kampala region, bringing the total number of patients in the capital to 14 within the last 48 hours.
Earlier, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said five cases had been isolated in Kampala, confirming the first known transmission of the virus in the city.
These were however transferred to the Entebbe Isolation for Treatment Unit last evening.
Dr. Aceng says the nine new cases are contacts of the fatal case who came from Kassanda district and passed on in Mulago Hospital.
The outbreak of the Sudan variant of the Ebola Virus Disease was first confirmed on September 20, in Mubende district. END