Uganda almost Marburg free

Uganda is likely to be declared Marburg free if no new case is registered in the next three days.
The Permanent Secretary in the ministry of health Dr. Assuman Lukwago says in the past 30 days no new Marburg case has been registered.
Dr. Lukwago notes that all the five suspected cases that were taken to the isolation camp tested negative and were discharged.
The disease that claimed a life in September is caused by a virus and is spread through direct contact with wounds, body fluids like blood, saliva, vomitus, stool and urine from an infected person.

 

A person suffering from Marburg presents with sudden onset of high fever with a headache, vomiting blood, joint and muscle pains and bleeding through the body openings.