Uganda authorities confirm case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

Uganda has confirmed one case of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, Reuters reports. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said on Thursday the case had been confirmed after a series of tests, without giving details. The East African nation last suffered a Marburg outbreak in 2014. Marburg is from the same family of viruses as Ebola, which killed thousands in West Africa in 2014.