A 5-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, marking the first death from the disease outside of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a nearly year-long outbreak. Nearly 1,400 people have died in Congo since the disease first broke out last August, and the World Health Organization has worked to contain it within the country. But the 5-year-old's case has left the WHO poised to declare the disease a global health emergency, just like during 2014's outbreak. The boy traveled to Uganda on Monday and began showing symptoms. His 3-year-old brother and 50-year-old grandmother have since been diagnosed with Ebola. The fight against the disease in the region has been affected by milita attacks on Ebola treatment centers and distrust of health care workers.
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