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.