Uganda – Marburg Virus Disease (DG ECHO, Ministry of Health) (ECHO Daily Flash of 6 November 2017)

  • With further laboratory confirmation, the cumulative number of deaths remains at two confirmed and one probable. A recent, additional suspected case is notified among health staff. The suspected case that was followed in Kenya turned out to be negative.

  • Kween and Kapchorwa health district authorities have been reinforced with epidemiologists and field management staff. Some alerts are reported in four of the neighbouring districts.

  • WHO and UNICEF are coordinating with the Ministry of Health to draft a national response plan with a -budget that could be submitted to donors. A major challenge remains to trace all contacts.