In an update on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Uganda the World Health Organisation has reported that as of 17th August there have been no new cases. The count of probable and confirmed cases was 24, with 16 deaths, the same as reported on Aug 14. The WHO said 49 people have been discharged from isolation, six more than listed in the previous update. Also, officials said more than 70% of the Ebola patients' 408 listed contacts have completed 21 days of follow-up monitoring without getting sick.
Meanwhile Reuters news agency carries a report from Medecins Sans_Frontieres that an outbreak of Ebola fever has killed one person and is believed to have affected three others in Isiro a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Oriental province, which shares a border with Uganda. However, the WHO has tweeted that the strain reported is the “Bundibugyo” strain which is different to the “Sudan” strain detected in the Uganda outbreak thus making it very unlikely that the outbreaks are connected.