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ANOTHER DEADLY VIRUS HAS EMERGED IN UGANDA

Just when Africa and the rest of the world is still battling with Ebola , another deadly virus has emerged and its called  MARBUG HEAMORRH...

Just when Africa and the rest of the world is still battling with Ebola , another deadly virus has emerged and its called  MARBUG HEAMORRHAGIC FEVER (MHF).

As reported by Tribune Newspaper, the virus was  discovered   recently. a Ugandan technician   was killed by the deadly virus.

Uganda's Ministry of health has  disclosed that a total of 99 persons that had contact with the hospital tecnician that died  has  been quarantined and are being monitored  for signs and symptoms of the deadly viral disease after test confirmed that  the 30-year old hospital  tecnician  in a kampala hospital died of the disease. The man was said to have headache, abdominal pain,diarrhoea and vomited blood before he died.

The virus was first discovered in 1967,  after simultaneuos outbreak in Marburg (from which the disease takes it's name)  and frankfurt both in Germany, Belgrade, Serbia  and Yougoslavia. It was later traced back to  monkeys from uganda imported  for laboratory work. The most recent outbreak of the virus was also in Uganda in 2012  and it killed 4 out of 15 persons who contracted the disease according to center's for  Disease Control and prevention in the United States.

The Marburg virus is similar to the Ebola virus in more than one way,they both cause illnss marked by severe bleeding(haemorrhage) organ failure  and in many cases deaths.The Marburg virus is genetically transmisible from animals to man RNA  virus of the filovirus family. The reservoir host of the virus is the African fruit bat, which when infected with the virus does not show  obvious sign of illness.

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