The Ugandan capital, Kampala, remains Ebola-free despite a 45-year-old man dying from the virus in the city a week ago, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng is quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.

The victim – the 19th death from Ebola in the current outbreak – had fled from Mubende district.

On Thursday, the Ugandan authorities said that his wife had tested positive before giving birth at a clinic in the hospital, AFP reports.

“I want to state very clearly that this does not mean Kampala has Ebola,” Dr. Aceng said.

“Cases that were already listed in Mubende remain cases of Mubende. Unless Kampala generates its own cases that start within Kampala, we cannot call that a Kampala case.”

Uganda has recorded 58 cases of the Sudan strain of Ebola since last month. There is no vaccine available for this strain.

President Yoweri Museveni’s office has announced that on Saturday he will be addressing the nation on Ebola for the second time this week.


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