The dangerous Ebola epidemic in the East of the Congo has reached the neighboring country of Uganda. In the case of a five-year-old Congolese child, life had been proven dangerous Virus disease, said the world health organization (WHO).

The child was traveling on Sunday from the Congo and will now be treated in an Ebola treatment centre in the border town of Bwera. The health status of the parents of the child will be closely monitored, it said further. The hemorrhagic fever Ebola in the most Infected with the death.

The WHO had warned for months prior to a spread of the epidemic to other parts of the Congo or neighboring countries. On the border between the Congo and Uganda will, therefore, examine all of the people routinely on a fever, to prevent introduction of Ebola.

Because of the violence in the Congolese provinces of North Kivu and of Ituri, it is difficult to get the second most severe known outbreak under control. Armed groups attack helper, or spreading rumors about the helper. In the East of Congo have been infected since the official start of the epidemic, nearly 2100 people with the Virus, around 1,400 of them died. In the case of the most serious epidemic of Ebola 2014/2015, more than 11,000 people in West Africa were killed.