DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda dies of virus

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials have said.

The death is is the first in Uganda, amid a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Officials said that his grandmother and younger brother also have the disease.

More than 2,000 cases have been recorded in DR Congo in the last 10 months – most of which have been fatal.

The boy is said to have travelled across the border with his family from DR Congo on Sunday.

He was then taken to a Ugandan hospital after exhibiting symptoms, including vomiting blood, officials said.