At least six Kampala school children have contracted Ebola in Uganda, according to The Monitor newspaper.
Early this week, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, confirmed that six children from three schools in Rubaga Division, Kampala, had contacted the Ebola Virus Disease.
According to the minister, the children, including a Primary Seven candidate, contracted Ebola from their sick relative who came from Kassanda District and later died at Mulago hospital. The children are currently receiving supportive treatment at an Ebola treatment unit in Entebbe.
The confirmation of Ebola infections among school children from three city schools caused panic among some sections of the population. Some experts called for an Ebola-induced lockdown for Kampala to contain the spread of the disease.