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AA five-year-old boyboy inin Uganda hashas dieddied ofof Ebola, thethe healthhealth ministerminister toldtold AFP Wednesday,Wednesday, asas hishis grandmothergrandmother andand youngeryounger brotherbrother alsoalso testedtested positivepositive forfor thethe virusvirus afterafter thethe familyfamily visitedvisited relativesrelatives inin epidemic-hit neighbouringneighbouring DRDR Congo.

HealthHealth MinisterMinister Ruth Aceng confirmedconfirmed Uganda hadhad recordedrecorded threethree casescases ofof Ebola infection,infection, thethe firstfirst knownknown cross-bordercross-border spreadspread sincesince anan outbreakoutbreak beganbegan inin easterneastern DemocraticDemocratic RepublicRepublic ofof Congo (DRC) lastlast August.August.

MoreMore thanthan 2,000 casescases havehave beenbeen recordedrecorded inin DRC -- aroundaround two-thirdstwo-thirds ofof themthem fatal.fatal.

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