The outbreak of a deadly disease similar to Ebola – the fatal fever that struck west Africa – has been confirmed in the continent.
Marburg, which kills up to 88% of people it strikes, has killed two people in Uganda and is now feared to have spread to another three.
A team of experts have been scrambled to the Kween district to contain the virus amid fears it will become a serious epidemic.
The virus is from the same family as Ebola, and causes bleeding, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea.
It can be spread through bites from either fruit bats or monkeys, and can be passed from human-to-human through semen and blood.
However, it can also be passed through coming into contact with contaminated clothing and bedsheets, the World Health Organization warns.
There is currently no treatment of the disease.