WHO Gives U.S.$500,000 to Contain Plague, Marburg in East Africa

Kenya and Tanzania are among counties identified by the World Health Organisation as likely hotspots - both for the plague that has ravaged Madagascar and for a recent Marburg virus disease outbreak in eastern Uganda. So serious is the prospect of the Marburg virus spreading across the border to Kenya that the WHO has released $500,000 to contain the epidemic.

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


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