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Uganda grapples with new Marburg disease outbreak

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5252 (Published 13 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5252
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. Kampala

Uganda is battling a new outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg disease, which has hit parts of the eastern region and has so far killed two people.

Medical officials said that a third suspected victim, who died on 25 September, was a 42 year old man who developed symptoms of the disease but was buried before his body samples could be tested. The health ministry said that he was a hunter “who carried out …

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