Unusual Ebola strain kills 23 in Uganda; no vaccines, treatments available

Enlarge / Health measures are taken at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital after an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda.Getty | Anadolu Agency

Health officials in Uganda are scrambling to catch up to a burgeoning Ebola outbreak caused by a lesser-seen Ebolavirus species called Sudan virus (SUDV), for which there is no vaccine or treatment.

Information so far suggests that the outbreak response efforts may be three weeks behind the initial spread of SUDV, which has an incubation period of up to 21 days and a case fatality rate between 41 percent and 100 percent. So far, 36 cases (18 confirmed, 18

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