Kampala - Uganda confirmed a new case of Ebola in a 9-year-old girl in the west of the country, as the number in neighbouring Congo exceeded the 3,000 mark, authorities reported on Friday.
Despite efforts to stem the epidemic ravaging the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 3,004 people have been infected with the virus and 2,006 people have died, Congolese authorities said in a report.
Three people have died of the virus in Uganda with the fourth case, that of the young girl, diagnosed on Thursday.
The Ugandan health ministry said the child, of Congolese origin, had been diagnosed with Ebola in Bwera village on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The girl had travelled to Uganda with her mother on Wednesday to seek medical care and was identified by the border screening team as having Ebola-like symptoms. She was admitted to Bwera health centre where she is being treated, the ministry said in a statement.