KAMPALA (Reuters) – A nine-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

“It is true she died last night,” said the official, who asked not to be named.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Katharine Houreld)