The Ugandan Ministry of Health has just announced that one person has been confirmed dead from the hemorrhagic fever Marburg.
The viral disease presents with Ebola-like signs and symptoms, including pain in the joints, fever and bleeding.
The 50-year old woman died in Kween, eastern Uganda, on 17 October.
It is so far the only confirmed case, and there are no others under investigation at the moment, although the deceased is said to have nursed a brother who presented similar symptoms and died on 25 September.
The ministry has also announced an emergency hotline, for the public to call in case of any suspected cases.
In October 2014, there was a similar isolated case when a health worker died in Mpigi, south of the capital Kampala.
Uganda has had several outbreaks of Marburg and Ebola in the past, and has quite a good reputation for handling these outbreaks.