A measles outbreak had been going on the islands of Buvuma from February, 2017.
The outbreak has stirred memories of the recent Ebola epidemic.
"We do have a problem with the vaccine in the sense of not having enough of it."
"Two-thirds of the mutations that occur in cancers are due to the mistakes that cells make when they divide."
The discovery "paves the way to a better fundamental understanding of viral reservoirs".
"Our closest relatives are being driven rapidly towards extinction by diseases like Ebola, by commercial bushmeat hunting and by habitat loss."
The health ministry should engage local communities more, says Dr. Joseph Matovu.
People with the wrong genetic makeup who also smoke are especially at risk, according to scientists.
The diagnostic method is fast, cheap and ultra-sensitive, and can be adapted to test for other diseases.
The disease, which affects the skin and nerves, is spread by close contact between people, particularly those living in poverty.
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