Signs and symptoms of Marburg virus

Signs and symptoms of Marburg virus

Marburg virus causes hemorrhagic fevers — illnesses marked by severe bleeding (hemorrhage), organ failure and, in many cases, death. The virus is a native to Africa, where sporadic outbreaks have occurred for decades. Marburg virus lives in animal hosts, and humans can contract the viruses from infected animals. After the initial transmission, the viruses can […]

Ministry of Health confirms Marburg outbreak in Uganda

Ministry of Health confirms Marburg outbreak in Uganda

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of a Marburg case in Uganda. This initial case follows laboratory tests done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) on September 30th 2014 which confirmed that one person, a health worker, had died of the viral hemorrhagic fever. The index case is a 30-year-old male Radiographer, […]