Authorities in Mubende district are on a high alert following the outbreak of a strange disease which has claimed the lives of at least five people.
The strange disease which has symptoms of high fever, vomiting and passing out blood was first reported last week in Kalezi village.
Dr Bosco Ssendikadiwa, the assistant Mubende district health officer says that the fifth person died on Tuesday morning. He says that medical workers suspected it was haemorrhagic fever.
Ssendikadiwa, however, says that the results sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) tested negative to haemorrhagic fever.
"There is a disease which is killing our people and so far four died last week and one died last night. Last week we took off samples of those found sick and the deceased and they were sent for investigations. We were suspecting haemorrhagic fever but they were negative for haemorrphagic fever," Ssendikadwa said.
According to Angle Namukasa, a resident of Kalezi, the first victim, Bernard Twemwesigye, vomited blood and died on his way to hospital. She, however, says that no postmortem was carried out to establish the cause.
The district surveillance team has been sent to monitor and establish the cause of the disease. An isolation centre has also been set up at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital.