… Disease feared to be worse than Black Death
A nine-year-old died in central Uganda with symptoms of an eye-bleeding disease which could kill up to 40 percent of those infected by it.
The outbreak comes months after hundreds of people were killed by the plague in Madagascar, in one of the worse disease outbreaks in 50 years.
The symptoms of the mystery disease include headaches, bleeding, vomiting, diarrhoea and muscle pains, according to the Daily Star Sunday.
According to preliminary reports, a health team rushed to disinfect the girl’s house and put her in a body bag, after she died in the Nakaseke District of central Uganda.
A relative of the dead girl said that the family had been left in the dark about burial arrangements while health officials rushed to contain the disease.
Three people were earlier reported to have died in South Sudan last week of a similar viral fever.
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