A luckless thief has caught the Ebola virus after nabbing a mobile phone from a hospital patient who was battling the disease.
The 40-year-old thief crept past security at Kagadi Hospital in western Uganda on August 14 before swiping the phone from a man in the hospital's Ebola isolation ward.
The patient later died in hospital from the hemorrhagic fever, according to reports.
Police tracked the thief through calls he made and then caught up with him when he returned to the hospital suffering his own symptoms.
He also confessed to stealing the phone, according to Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper.
"The suspect is admitted at Kagadi Hospital with clinical signs of Ebola," Dr Dan Kyamanywa, a health officer in the Kibaale distric
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