By Goodluck Musinguzi
Another person has died of the Marburg viral disease in the
southwestern district of Kabale, bringing the total number of such
deaths to seven.
Lydia Rusanyuka died Saturday morning at Rushoroza health center three
after spending less than a week under medical care inside the isolation
The deadly virus claimed its seventh victim just a little over a week
since its outbreak in the district was first reported by health experts.
The medics had settled onto the conclusion after samples from two
relatives taken to the Uganda Virus Institute had tested positive.
Rusanyuka, the mother of a mortuary attendant who also succumbed to the
disease had been tested positive with the virus prior to her death.
Her son, Jason Tumukunde also died of the same disease.
Doctor Patrick Tusiime, the Kabale District health officer has said the
deceased will be buried in Bukora, Kitumba sub-county Kabale district
Meanwhile, the wife of the late Tumukunde, his sister and their
eight-year-old daughter remain in isolation at Rushoroza after testing