How Ministry of Health contained a highly infectious Marburg

How Ministry of Health contained a highly infectious Marburg

Government said on Friday it had successfully contained an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever announced by officials on Oct. 19, which killed three people. Junior health minister Sarah Achieng Opendi told a news conference that all suspected persons tracked after the third death had completed 21 days of monitoring without […]

Marburg infection reported in Kapchorwa District

Marburg infection reported in Kapchorwa District

One person is admitted in the isolation unit at Kaproron Health Center IV, and another at Kapchorwa Hospital, after exhibiting Marburg like symptoms. Dr. Godfrey Chemosi, the Acting Kween District Health Officer, says the suspected Marburg victim at Kaproron Health Center IV is a health worker. He says they have dispatched blood samples to Uganda […]

Fresh Marburg infections hit Kween, govt reports

Fresh Marburg infections hit Kween, govt reports

The Ministry of Health has said more people continue affected by  Marburg outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda. A statement issued by the ministry’s Public Relations Officer Ms Vivian Serwanjja said on Friday that there are currently 4 cases – two confirmed, one suspected and one probable case. The two confirmed and one probable case […]

MARBURG DEATHS: Ministry of Health sends burial team to Kween

MARBURG DEATHS: Ministry of Health sends burial team to Kween

The government task force helping to fight Marburg spread in Kween District, eastern Uganda has intensified the response to the haemorrhagic fever. In the latest update on the ongoing Marburg outbreak, the ministry of health in a Tuesday press statement said a multi-sectoral team of experts has been dispatched to the affected districts to enhance […]

Deadly Marburg virus kills two in Kween district, govt confirms

Deadly Marburg virus kills two in Kween district, govt confirms

The Ministry of health has sent a team of epidemiologists to Kween district, following the confirmation of an outbreak of the deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever, which has so far claimed the lives of two people. The team led by the Director General of Health Services is in Kween district to sensitise residents about the disease, […]