Marburg Fever Claims Seven in Uganda

The hemorrhagic virus has claimed seven lives since experts first reported the outbreak in western Uganda. The health ministry has requested 2.3 billion shillings for a Marburg control plan.

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  • Uganda:  Shs 2.3 Billion Needed to Rein in Marburg

    The Observer, 25 October 2012

    The Health ministry is requesting for Shs 2.3bn to contain the deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever outbreak in the western Uganda districts of Kabale, Ibanda and Rukungiri. read more »

  • Uganda:  Ministry Develops Marburg Response Plan

    The Independent, 26 October 2012

    The Ministry of Health has today revealed a Marburg response plan and budget amounting to sh2.3 billion to control the outbreak of the disease. read more »

  • Uganda:  A Brief History of Haemorrhagic Fever

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 23 October 2012

    Uganda's Ministry of Health is calling for calm as it tries to trace members of the public who may have had contact with people who have died from or been infected by an outbreak ... read more »

  • Uganda:  17 Quarantined Over Marburg Virus

    New Vision, 21 October 2012

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

  • Uganda:  Marburg Virus Claims Another Victim

    New Vision, 20 October 2012

    Another person has died of Marburg virus disease in South West Uganda, bringing the toll from the outbreak to four, government officials said on Saturday. read more »

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New Marburg fever case confirmed.

  • Uganda:  Health Ministry Warns On Marburg Outbreak

    New Vision, 19 October 2012

    The Ministry of Health has warned the general public of an outbreak of a deadly Marburg virus in Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district in western Uganda. read more »

  • Uganda:  Marburg Outbreak Confirmed in Kabale

    New Vision, 19 October 2012

    Health experts have confirmed an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in the western district of Kabale after samples from two relatives taken to the Uganda Virus Institute tested ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Panic as Marbug Victims Clock Four (opinion)

    New Vision, 19 October 2012

    At least four people are confirmed dead after they succumbed to the Marburg virus while six have been admitted at Kabale Hospital. read more »