Via her blog Aetiology, Dr. Tara C. Smith provides helpful background: Ebola resurfaces in Uganda–history and analyses of Ugandan Ebola. Excerpt:
Uganda just can’t catch a break. They’ve recently been hit with nodding disease, a mysterious syndrome where children repeatedly nod their heads and undergo serious seizures, typically leading to death. Now they’re in the grips of another Ebola outbreak. This will be the fourth time the country has suffered through Ebola since 2000, when the virus was first found in the country.