In a latest World Health Organization (WHO) information launch dated Nov. 15 on the Marburg virus illness (MVD) outbreak in Uganda, officers mentioned of the outbreak that was formally declared on Oct. 19–
Contact follow-up is ongoing in Kween for the 56 contacts, whereas In Kapchorwa District, all of the listed contacts have accomplished the 21 days follow-up interval. All remaining contacts are anticipated to finish 21 days of comply with up on 16 November 2017. Enhanced surveillance actions will proceed till 7 December 2017.
Then this Uganda Radio Network report was revealed (picked up by ProMED Mail), which experiences on a suspected MVD case in a Moroto district teen. The 16-year-old was reportedly “bleeding and vomiting blood” earlier than she died.
Moroto District Health Officer Andrew Rews Ilukol says that blood samples have been taken for testing on the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe to ascertain the reason for bleeding and dying of the minor. As of this report, the case has not been confirmed and they’re nonetheless awaiting outcomes.
Moroto district is on the far japanese facet of Uganda, basically throughout the nation from Kween district, the place the outbreak was declared.
On 17 October 2017, the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO of a confirmed outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. The MoH formally declared the outbreak on 19 October 2017. As of 14 November, three instances have been reported together with two confirmed instances, and one possible case. All three instances have died, leading to a case fatality fee of 100%. The instances have been epidemiologically linked and all belong to the identical household.