East Africa vigilant as Uganda locks down Ebola epicenter
19 October 2022 | 3:25 pm
A lockdown is now in place in the two central districts of Uganda where Ebola has claimed at least 19 lives. Most of the country's immediate neighbors are taking action to keep the deadly virus out.
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