Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed six new Ebola cases after officials confirmed an outbreak in the country earlier in the week.
The new cases were reported in Mubende where a 24-year-old man was confirmed dead on Tuesday after showing symptoms of the disease.
The authorities are also investigating whether seven other deaths, including that of a one-year-old girl, were due to Ebola.
Of the six new cases, one was reported from a neighbouring district.
This is the third outbreak of the Ebola Sudan strain in Uganda.
Over 40 people who contacted a family that reported some of the cases have been traced.
Eleven of them are under isolation, said Kyobe Henry Bbosa, the incident management commander from the health ministry.