Two new Ebola virus cases confirmed in Uganda

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KASINDI, Congo (AP) The World Health Organization says two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda after the first was announced late Tuesday in the East African country.

The two new cases are believed to be family members of the 5-year-old boy who entered Uganda from eastern Congo earlier this week and has since died.

Family members, including the boy's mother, have been isolated at a hospital near the Congo border.

These are the first Ebola cases outside Congo since the outbreak began in August. Nearly 1,400 people have died.

Authorities are trying to determine how the family, exposed to the virus, managed to cross the border.