Ministry of Health monitoring suspected Marburg cases
The ministry of health has confirmed that there are eight suspected cases of the Marburg Viral Disease from in Uganda from Kasese, Mpigi and Kampala districts.
The ministry of health has confirmed that there are 8 suspected cases of the Marburg virus in Uganda from Kasese, Mpigi and Kampala districts. The eight, including the brother of the first victim to the disease who died in September, are exhibiting mild signs and symptoms of the deadly viral disease.,
Marburg viruses are endemic in arid woodlands of equatorial Africa and have been found in monkeys, chimpanzees and fruit bats.
Experts suspect that the marburg virus is transmitted to humans through an infected animal’s bodily fluids including blood and through the droppings or urine of bats.