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UVRI sends suspected monkeypox samples to South Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute has sent four suspected samples of monkeypox to South Africa. The samples were picked from suspected patients in Kampala who presented with some symptoms of the disease like headaches and rashes. Monkeypox is a viral disease caused by the orthopoxvirus. It …

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UVRI undertaking study to test effectiveness of AstraZeneca

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute is undertaking a study to research the effectiveness of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines among vaccinated people. Uganda in its first phase of vaccination decided to use the AstraZeneca vaccine due to its low price and easy storage. However, due to …

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COVID-19: UVRI’s most tense phase in almost a century

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI says testing samples for COVID-19 tremendously increased the institution’s publicity. But it was also the most tense phase in memorable history since the institute was established nearly a hundred years ago. UVRI is a national, …

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1,600 volunteers to participate in first HIV vaccine trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than one thousand volunteers have been enrolled to participate in another version of the HIV vaccine trial conducted by Ugandan scientists at the Medical Research Council-MRC. The new HIV vaccine known as “PrEPVacc” is being tested for its efficacy in the prevention of HIV, …

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UVRI, national lab explain fake COVID-19 results

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst complaints about discrepancies in the coronavirus (COVID-19) results offered at different accredited laboratories, the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) that supervises accredited labs in the country now requires any person that tests positive but with a low viral load to do a …

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