In a follow-up to the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) situation in Uganda, health officials are reporting no new cases have been detected to date.
This follows on the heels of the Marburg virus death of Ugandan health worker, Abraham Baluku who died on Sept. 28. According to reports, he had onset of disease on 11 September 2014 while working at Mengo Hospital, Kampala. The case presented to Mpigi District Health Center on 17 September 2014, and transferred to Mengo Hospital, Kampala, on 23 September 2014. On admission the case presented with symptoms including fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea and died on 28 September 2014.
On Sunday, director general of health services for Uganda, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng told Uganda media that 3 more people have been declared Marburg-free after test results from the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe released on Saturday turned out negative.
One female is still under isolation at Mulago Hospital, pending test results.
At least 146 contacts have been identified and are being monitored for signs and symptoms compatible with MVD, as of last week. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page
The last outbreak of MVD in Uganda occurred in 2012 during which 20 cases, including 9 fatal cases were reported from Kabale District, Kampala, Ibanda, Mbarara, and Kabarole.