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Friday, 20 October, 2000, 16:36 GMT 17:36 UK
In pictures: When Ebola struck
The deadly Ebola virus struck Uganda for the first time in September this year, claiming over 40 lives as local and international medical experts stepped up the campaign to combat the spread of the disease.

patient recovering at Lacor hospital in Gulu
Out of nearly 120 Ebola victims, 41 have died.

Ebola victims in Kikwit, DR Congo
The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola was in DR Congo, where 245 died

Achin Beatrice in Kabede Opong village
Uganda's Kabede Opong village alone saw 39 deaths

Schoolchildren
Schools in Gulu closed for fear of an Ebola outbreak

A WHO worker, Dr Simon Mardel, during a training session on how to combat ebola
A quick response saved many lives
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