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African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?
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U.S., June 13 -- Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border region is a tourism transportation center, visitors are not in danger by the recent Ebola outbreak according to tourism officials in Uganda.
The three victims are within the same family that followed rules of an ancient local tradition. A local custom to honor the deceased by touching them before their funerals is most likely the reason Uganda is struggling with three cases of Ebola.
A 5-year-old boy crossed into Uganda from the DRC on June 9 after attending his grandfathers funeral. According to sources, the grandfather passed away after falling sick on Ebola. Cultural rules in some East and West African co...
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