Via allAfrica.com, a report from The New Vision: Uganda: Ebola Claims Four More At Kagadi, Mulango.
Four more patients suspected to be suffering from Ebola have died as 14 new cases are also currently isolated in wards at Kagadi and Mulago hospitals.
This brings the death toll to 18 in the country's third massive wave of Ebola outbreaks in the last one decade.
The first was in Gulu in 2000, followed by that in Bundibugyo in 2007 where hundreds of people died and others were infected.
Medical authorities were also Tuesday investigating a suspected Ebola case in Mbarara. The case was placed under isolation.
The patients who died on Monday all from Kibaale were identified as Susan Nabulya from Burunzi village, the first patient to be admitted at Kagadi hospital, five-year-old Nicholas Asingwire (Kenga village), 12-year-old Kato (Nyamarunda village) and Frediano Nsabimaana of Nyamugusa village in Bwamiramira sub-county.
Another 11 new suspected Ebola patients were Tuesday admitted at Kagadi hospital in Kibaale and three others in Mulago hospital in Kampala.
The number of suspected cases at Kagadi hospital has reached 18, which puts the total suspected cases at Kagadi and Mulago to 21.
The three admitted in Mulago are also from Kibaale district; a four-year old boy, his mother and uncle, according to the deputy executive director, Dr. Doreen Male.
However, the health ministry in a statement issued Tuesday said there were 18 patients in Kagadi hospital, of whom three are confirmed to have contracted Ebola.