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15:51
15:51

MOH Declares Uganda Free From Marburg marburg virus 1

The outbreak was declared contained after the contacts of the last confirmed patient completed 21 days of follow up and an additional 21 days of intensive surveillance. The initial 21 days account for the 21-day incubation period of the virus.
16:54
16:54

Bad Roads Thwart Emergency Services in Marburg Hit Districts kween district 3 1

The health ministry, however, says that the poor transport means in the affected districts is a blockade for a timely response. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng says that often, officials have to endure sandy and worn out roads over long distances to respond to emergencies.
07:15
07:15

UPDF Cancels Recruitment in Sebei Region over Marburg Outbreak marburg virus 1 Top story

The recruitment was scheduled for October 28 at Kapchorwa District Headquarters. But the region has been devastated by an outbreak of Marburg, a highly virulent epidemic-prone disease associated with high case fatality rates. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected persons or animals.
17:07
17:07

Ebola Research Unit Opens at Fort Portal Hospital bundibugyo district 3 1

The seven roomed facility comprises of offices, a laboratory, three isolation rooms each capable of admitting six patients, nursing station, clinical care area and a clinical research site. The facility has also been fenced to prevent Ebola or Marburg patients from getting into contact with the community or other patients at the hospital. .
10:50
10:50

Uganda Secures Ebola, Marburg Response Funding marburg virus 3

The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie hailed Uganda for being one of the first countries to develop a course for fighting Ebola at Makerere University. She added that, sending health workers to West Africa where the disease has so far killed over 5,000 people, among other actions Uganda had raised the bar.
10:43
10:43

New suspected Marburg case registered in Kasese marburg virus

The new suspected case comes a day after Uganda was declared Marburg virus free. Samples taken from the suspected case have been sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for Laboratory test.
15:10
15:10

Uganda Declared Free of Marburg Virus ministry of health 2

The declaration comes after completion of 42 days of the Post Marburg Surveillance countdown period, a prerequisite of the World Health Organization (WHO) requiring any affected country to monitor the situation of any Viral Hemorrhagic Fever for the period before declaring an end to the outbreak.
15:59
15:59

Stop Handshakes, Hugs to Control Marburg - Museveni uganda and ebola 2

Museveni cited shaking hands, Hugging and sharing straws as some of the ancient practices which need to be disregarded in order to avert further spread of the two deadly diseases. He also challenged communities that live around forests to desist from eating monkeys.
13:05
13:05

Ebola Survivor: Medic Shunned For Risking His Life To Save Others marburg virus 2

Despite surviving the disease, Madira says it exposed him and his family to the worst stigma socially. The 43 year old remembers an incident where residents in Kagadi town ran away from him as he went to buy food for the patients. His little son was also chased away from the neighbour’s home simply because the father was known to be treating Ebola patients.
12:49
12:49

Marburg Burial Team Demands Payments marburg virus 1

The team buried the bodies of seven Marburg victims when the disease broke out in the district in mid October.
17:03
17:03

Marburg Virus Outbreak: Kabale Health Workers Allowances Not Being Paid

Health workers the Marburg virus outbreak in Kabale district claim they have not been paid their allowances though the money was budgeted for and released.
17:35
17:35

Marburg: Kabale Lifts Ban On All Public Gatherings marburg virus 1

Authorities in Kabale district have lifted on all public gatherings which were banned following the outbreak of the deadly Marburg Virus.
12:37
12:37

Kabale Marburg Data Destroyed As Laptop Is Stolen marburg virus 1

The data about the outbreak of the Marburg epidemic in Kabale district has been destroyed after the mobile laboratory was broken into. The mobile laboratory, which is at Rushoroza health centre III, is said to have broken into and the lap top was taken away on Saturday, November 10th.
11:21
11:21

Traders in Kabale Force Health Minister to Lift Ban on Markets primary health care 2 1

State Minister for primary health care Sarah Aceng Opendi was on Friday held hostage by angry traders at Kabale district head quarters.
12:18
12:18

Kabarole Blood Samples Test Negative dr. richard mugahi

The blood samples from the Uganda Virus Research Institute have tested negative. The samples were from taken from Alisen Murorwa, resident of Kiceri village in Kasenda Sub County who died last week.
15:51
15:51

Marburg Isolation Centre Set Up In Fort Portal dr. richard mugahi

The centre was set up following the death of a man suspected to have been suffering from Marburg virus.
18:17
18:17

WHO Urges Govt to Release Money to Fight Marburg. marburg virus 2

The World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Uganda Dr Joaquim Saweka has called on the Ministry of Finance to urgently release the 39.2 billion shillings to the Health Ministry to fight Marburg virus.
05:19
05:19

Kabale Muslims Hold Short Eid al-Adha Prayers Over Marburg scare marburg virus

Kabale Muslims hold short Eid al-Adha prayers over Marburg scare.Muslims in Kabale district today held short Prayers to mark Iddi Al-adha.
12:25
12:25

Kabale Bans Prison Visits Over Marburg Virus preventive measures 1

Prisons authorities in Kabale district have suspended visits to the facilities following an outbreak of the Marburg virus in the area.
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