World News: 18:06 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after the family visited relatives in epidemic-hit neighbouring DR Congo. Health Minister Ruth Aceng confirmed Uganda had recorded three cases of Ebola infection, the first known cross-border spread since an outbreak began in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last August. The World Health Organization announced an emergency committee would meet Friday to determine whether to upgrade its assessment of the situation to 'a public health emergency of international concern', having held off previously because the outbreak was contained to one part of DRC.
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