21 October 2012

Uganda: 17 Quarantined Over Marburg Virus

Uganda has again been hit by the deadly Marburg disease, health officials have confirmed. In Kabale district, four members of the same family have ... ( Resource: Another Haemorrhagic Fever Hits Uganda

Seventeen people have so far been quarantined over the Marburg Virus in Kabale District.

Ministry of health spokesperson Rukia Nakamatte said though no other person has shown signs and symptoms of the deadly virus, they have quarantined seventeen people.

She said they will monitor the seventeen until the expected gestation period of the virus to ensure they are not infected.

The seventeen are mainly patients and workers at Kabale regional referral hospital.

So far five deaths have been confirmed by the ministry due to the virus that caused panic in the districts of Kabale and Rukungiri where one person, Obed Tegyereize, had travelled reportedly to seek help from pastors.

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