Uganda says a traveling Congolese girl has Ebola

Ugandan health authorities say a 9-year-old Congolese girl has tested positive for Ebola within Uganda after traveling from Congo.

The health ministry said in a statement Thursday that the child, who is now in isolation at a hospital in the Ugandan border district of Kasese, traveled from Congo with her mother on Wednesday.

The girl, who was showing symptoms such as a high fever, was identified and screened for Ebola at an official border crossing.

An outbreak of the highly infectious Ebola virus in eastern Congo has killed nearly 2,000 people.

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