Marburg Virus Outbreak Confirmed in Uganda

The ministry of health has confirmed an outbreak of the Marburg virus in the eastern district of Kween. Health minister Ruth Aceng says a 50-year-old woman from Chemuron village died on October 11 after she had helped care for her brother, who had shown Marburg-like symptoms.

The country’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like pathogen in three years has been confirmed in Kween in eastern Uganda.


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