Inside Ebola’s zone of death
Uganda is gripped by fear of an epidemic ‘explosion’ as the killer virus develops a slower and potentially more lethal version. It is a country where the President has asked people to stop shaking hands, where MPs have called for an end to public gatherings, market vendors wear gloves and Roman Catholic priests no longer give the communion wafers and wine by hand. Uganda is gripped by terror over a new strain of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Ebola haemorrhagic fever, which is spread by touch, kills between 50 and 90 per cent of victims.