Ugandan Marburg Patient Who Went Into Hiding Dies

Last week, the task force helping to fight the Marburg virus outbreak in eastern Uganda asked police to hunt for Joseph Cherungu, who had reportedly been a caregiver to his sister, who died of the virus. When he was found, he had Marburg-like symptoms and was placed in isolation but later died. A ministry of health spokesperson said  a blood sample Cherungu tested positive for the disease.

A member of the World Health Organisation takes an oral sample from a patient suspected of having Marburg haemorrhagic fever.


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