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International agencies help fight Marburg disease outbreak in Uganda

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 10 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6185
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. 1Kampala

Healthcare teams from international agencies are helping to fight an epidemic of Marburg disease in Uganda that has so far killed one healthcare worker and left 137 people under observation. A 30 year old radiographer died on 28 September in the capital, Kampala, and 80 people came under surveillance by 5 October.

A World Health Organization official told The BMJ that the number of people who had made contact with the dead man and who were being monitored had risen to …

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