He, just like his son, died of the virus.
In addition, a team comprising of medical specialists especially laboratory scientists will work hand in hand with local Ebola experts to carry out tests on suspected cases. "Please co-operate with our health, immigration and security officials to ensure effective screening to prevent spread of Ebola to other parts of the country".
But Ebola has been especially feared in Uganda, where multiple outbreaks have occurred over the years.
The outbreak declared in August has recorded more than 2,000 Ebola cases in eastern DRC, two-thirds of them fatal.
Uganda has vaccinated almost 4,700 health workers, WHO said. Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng is in the western district of Kasese, where the cases have been confirmed, and tells us which measures Uganda is taking to contrast the spreading of the virus.
"The IRC has been working to combat the disease in North Kivu and Ituri, DRC since the outbreak was declared in August previous year".
A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday. He was subsequently taken to a Ugandan hospital when he exhibited symptoms, including vomiting blood.
"Many people are evading (border) customs and using small footpaths and it is hard for us to follow the contacts", Kabongo said. His 50-year-old grandmother also passed on Wednesday while his 3-year-old brother was also confirmed to have been infected by the virus.
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The first cross-border case is "tragic but unfortunately not surprising", said Dr Jeremy Farrar with the Wellcome Trust, which funds Ebola vaccine research. The child was transported to an Ebola Treatment Unit where he was cared for and later died.
The ministry added that eight people who had been in contact with the family were being traced. "Frontline health workers in the district where they reported the cases were vaccinated".
The epicentre of the current outbreak is close to Uganda's border, where large numbers of people cross for business, school and to access healthcare.
"As soon as they crossed, we contacted the Ugandan authorities", he told AFP in an interview Wednesday.
He died overnight, the World Health Organization confirmed in a tweet. That outbreak, spanning 2013 to 2016, cut a deadly path through West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. Also it will undertake vaccination for those who have come into contact with the patient and health workers at risk who were not previously vaccinated. This incident also shows the virulence of the Ebola virus.
"This is a worrying development, but we have been preparing for this day for months now".
The United States pledged to continue providing assistance to Uganda, saying it had full confidence in the government's ability to respond to the outbreak.
Now the deadly virus has crossed into Uganda, where three cases including one death have been confirmed.