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Ghana confirms first two cases of Marburg virus disease

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | Ghana has confirmed the country’s first two cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The confirmation came after samples from suspected infected individuals sent to the Institute Pasteur in Dakar (IPD) tested positive for MVD, the GHS said in a …

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Ghana records two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | Ghana recorded two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD) on Thursday, according to health authorities. In a statement, the Ghana Health Service said the two persons were identified at different locations in the Ashanti region with acute hemorrhaging fever. “Their blood samples were sent to …

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New viruses found

Researchers warn Uganda not ready to handle next health emergency Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. That was one of the revelations made by the Permanent Secretary …

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THIS WEEK: Uganda declared Marburg free

THIS WEEK: Uganda declared Marburg free Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Backed by a Sh3.5billion outbreak response, Uganda has contained the recent Marburg Viral Disease outbreak and declared the country free of the infectious disease. The declaration comes after completion of 42 days of the post-Marburg surveillance countdown period for …

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Uganda declares end of Marburg outbreak

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Backed by a Sh3.5billion outbreak response, Uganda has contained the recent Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outbreak and declared the country free of the infectious disease. The declaration comes after completion of 42 days of the post-MVD surveillance countdown period for the contacts of …

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Managing Marburg

How an oddly timed outbreak is testing emergency strategies Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her …

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