A deadly outbreak of a rare and highly fatal virus has broken out in eastern Uganda and five cases have already been identified, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed.  The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 percent of cases. Emergency screening has begun at the Kenya-Uganda border in Turkana after three members of the

same family died of the disease in Uganda. The outbreak is thought to have started in September when a man in his 30s, who worked as a game hunter and lived near a cave with a heavy presence of bats, was admitted to a local health center with a high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. He did not respond to antimalarial treatment and his condition rapidly deteriorated.  He was quickly taken to another hospital in the neighboring district but died shortly after arriving. READ MORE