Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Jul 2007

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In July 2007, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed an outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Kamwenge District .The affected included the Kitaka gold mine community located within the Kakasi forest reserve. A total of 168 suspected cases were identified and monitored. The outbreak put the neighbouring districts of Kampala, Kabalole, Mukono and Mbarara at high risk due to uncontrolled population movements. A national task force was established to coordinate, monitor and follow up on the intervention. (IFRC, 16 May 2008)

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