Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Uganda
On Nov. 13, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Uganda declared Uganda free of Marburg virusexternal icon 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
On October 6, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda reportedexternal icon 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.