Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Uganda
Outbreak Update - November 13, 2014
On Nov. 13, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Uganda declared Uganda free of Marburg virus related to the case first reported in early October. Overall, one case was confirmed (fatal) and a total of 197 contacts were followed for 3 weeks. Out of these 197 contacts, 8 developed symptoms similar to Marburg, but all tested negative at the Uganda Virus Research Institute with support from CDC.
Total Cases: 1
Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 1
Total Deaths: 1
Initial Announcement - October 6, 2014
On October 6, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda reported a single confirmed, fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF). The patient was treated in Mengo Hospital in Kampala. Investigations of contacts are ongoing and testing of suspect cases is being conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute with support from CDC.
- Page last reviewed: November 13, 2014
- Page last updated: November 13, 2014
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