A hospital technician in Kampala has died of a virus called Marburg, which is similar to Ebola. The 30-year-old radiographer died on September 28in Mengo hospital in Kampala, where he worked. He contracted the illness 11 days earlier.
Uganda has begun mobilizing response teams and issuing health alerts, a health ministry statement said.
The Marburg-virus is similar to Ebola. Infected people display almost identical symptoms like severe bleeding, fever, vomiting and diarrhea and it spreads the same way Ebola does, through bodily fluids. Fatality rates for victims vary from 24 to 88 percent.