Ebola outbreak leads to 3-week lockdown in two Ugandan districts

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced an immediate three-week lockdown in two districts as Ebola infections begin to rise again. The announcement on Saturday halted movement in and out of the Mubende and Kassanda districts, aside from cargo trucks, and imposed a curfew, CNN reports.

The latest outbreak was officially declared on Sept. 20 and has infected at least 58 people with 19 reported deaths, reports NPR. Authorities were reportedly not quick to recognize the outbreak which started in a farming community, calling it a "strange illness" back in August.

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