Gilbert Mwizere, the 23 year old patient from Gaphrizo parish, Nyarubuye sub-county was admitted to the emergency ward with high fever at the beginning of this week and tests on him confirmed that he was not suffering from malaria.
Concern was raised when the patient started vomiting and sneezing blood.
Sam Musominali, a health worker at the hospital, says that the disease has got Ebola like symptoms.
He further revealed that the hospital was told by the relatives of the patient that he has been in Kampala until he recently decided to travel to his home. He fell sick shortly after arrival.
Kisoro hospital medical superintendent Dr. Micheal Baganizi confirms the case and says that the hospital is working hard to ensure that the patient gets the care he needs.
He added that the hospital is taking all precautions to ensure that the disease does not affect more people. Access to the patient has been severely restricted.
He asked the people of Kisoro to avoid traveling to Ebola prone areas.
Kisoro District health officer, Dr. Nsabiyumva Steven, says that the samples have been extracted from the patient and forwarded for testing at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Mbarara.
Dr. Nsabiyumva admitted that the district and first line caregivers are however struggling to access Ebola virus protective gear as they go about treating the patient.
Two patients admitted last week at Kisiizi Hospital in Rukungiri were tested for the Ebola Virus but their results were returned negative for the virus. The two are still receiving treatment at the hospital.