More suspected Marburg cases in isolation

State Health Minister Sarah Opendi
State Health Minister Sarah Opendi

Five suspected Marburg patients remain in isolation in different parts of the country.

Two are admitted in Mulago hospital isolation camp while the three are in Ibanda and Entebbe National isolation camp.

State minister for primary health care, Sarah Opendi also dismissed reports of two Marburg deaths in Bukwo and Mubende districts.

Opendi says the death in Mubende was as a result of excessive alcohol while the patient in Bukwo had heart complications.

The minister gave the updates while receiving 150 mobile phones from Airtel Uganda.

According to the Airtel legal officer Denis Kakonge, the phones will be used to help to report any suspected cases of Marburg.

The phones are fully loaded with airtime, and data. Marburg has so far claimed one life in Uganda.