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Health officials ramp up Ebola response after first cases reported in Uganda

The 5-year-old boy who was infected with Ebola and crossed into Uganda earlier this week has died, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday.
People crossing the DRC-Uganda border near Kasindi, in eastern Congo, have their temperature taken on Wednesday to check for symptoms of Ebola. Source: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

This story has been updated throughout.

With confirmation that the long-running outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo had spilled across the country’s eastern border to enmesh Uganda in the epidemic, partners in the Ebola containment effort moved Wednesday to ramp up their responses.

The World Health Organization announced Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened a panel of outside experts to advise him on whether the outbreak should be declared a . The so-called emergency committee will meet on

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