Uganda Virus Research Institute

Type: Organization
Name: Uganda Virus Research Institute
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

‘No Ebola outbreak in Maracha’

Maracha- Health authorities in Maracha District have denied there is an outbreak of Ebola in the area.News of the outbreak had gone viral on social media prompting the district health educator, Mr Sunday Cadribo, to issue a statement.“We sent the samples ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 2 reports

Uganda is now Marburg-free, says Health ministry

Kampala. The government has declared the country Marburg-free as no new case has been registered in more than a fortnight.According to the state Minister for Primary Healthcare, Ms Sarah Opendi, there is no new confirmed case of Marburg since the first ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

We must do more to guard against outbreaks

On October 5, the Ministry of Health released a press statement informing the general public of a confirmed case of Marburg in the country. Marburg Viral Haemorrhagic fever is a fatal illness caused by the Marburg virus which belongs to the filoviridae ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 3 reports

Some 146 Suspected Marburg Disease Cases Identified, Monitored in Uganda: WHO

MOSCOW, October 10 (RIA Novosti) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified some 146 contacts in Uganda, which are currently being monitored for signs and symptoms of Marburg virus disease (MVD), the organization reported on Friday."As of today, ... [Published Russia Profile - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 2 reports

UN increases efforts to combat Marburg fever

By | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News – 7 minutes agoKampala, Oct 9 (IANS) United Nations agencies are increasing efforts to help combat the deadly Marburg fever in Uganda which has killed one person with over 100 put under close observati ... [Published Yahoo! India - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 3 reports

Ninety-nine in quarantine after Uganda Marburg death

8 people develop Ebola-like Marburg disease in UgandaWorld Health Organization (WHO) representative said Tuesday. Preparations are underway to quarantine the eight, the country's Health Ministry said. WMUR 9 News reported the number of people exhibiting ... [Published Sott.net - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Northern Corridor summit closes

President Yoweri MuseveniPresident Yoweri Museveni has emphasized the need for East African Community member countries to reduce the cost of transport and electricity.The president was this afternoon addressing the Northern Corridor summit held at Speke ... [Published KFM Uganda - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 6 reports

99 in isolation after Uganda Marburg death

Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, 99 people are under isolation in four different locations across the East African country, as field epidemiologists and surveillance officers continue to closely monitor ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 2 reports

Uganda reports 8 suspected cases of Marburg

Eight Ugandans who earlier had contact with a confirmed case of Marburg have developed signs of the Ebola-like disease, the Ministry of Health said Monday."The Ministry of Health has taken samples from the eight suspects and are investigating them at ... [Published China.org.cn - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

Marburg kills one health worker, 80 under close watch - ministry

Kampala.The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation yesterday confirmed the outbreak of Marburg Viral fever in the country after one person died of the disease on September 28.Laboratory test results done at Uganda Virus Research Institute ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

More Marburg suspects identified

The number of people under surveillance for Marburg has risen to 97.This is after the Ministry of health surveillance team added to the list 17 other people who had contact with a confirmed case.These include 16 people from Kampala and one from Kasese ... [Published KFM Uganda - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 4 reports

Uganda confirms Ebola-like Marburg disease

Uganda's health ministry has confirmed the presence, in the country, of a viral haemorrhagic fever, with symptoms similar to the deadly.Ebola disease currently afflicting three West African countries.We are monitoring them every day and if they develop ... [Published The Africa Report - Oct 06 2014]

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"As with Ebola, there's no vaccine and no treatment other than supportive care such as keeping one's blood pressure in check, rehydrating the patient and reducing the fever by administering pain-killers and other soothers"
"As of today, a total of 146 contacts have been identified and are being monitored for signs and symptoms compatible with MVD. Eleven of the contacts developed signs and symptoms compatible with Marburg virus disease. All samples from symptomatic contacts have tested negative so far. Second samples have been taken from them and are being tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)" the organization said on its official website concerning the spread of the disease in Uganda
"WHO is providing technical support and has deployed a team of experts from the WHOWHO Regional Office to support national and district response" a health official said
..."We are in the initial stages of the Ugandan epidemic," WHO representative Alemu Wondimagegnehu told DPA. "We cannot tell what lies ahead, but efforts should be stepped up in vigilance and to activate the existing hemorrhagic fever task forces" Wondimagegnehu said...

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Marburg - Don't Be Caught Off Guard [Published Individual.com - Oct 21 2014]
Researchers worry over Ebola vaccine trials [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Oct 18 2014]
‘No Ebola outbreak in Maracha’ [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 16 2014]
Uganda is now Marburg-free, says Health ministry [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 13 2014]
Marburg suspect killed by alcohol, ministry con... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 13 2014]
We must do more to guard against outbreaks [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 13 2014]
Some 146 Suspected Marburg Disease Cases Identi... [Published Russia Profile - Oct 10 2014]
WHO: Marburg virus disease - Uganda [Published H5N1 - Oct 10 2014]
Uganda: Marburg virus Disease - Uganda [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 10 2014]
Marburg: Museveni warns against handshakes [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 09 2014]
Ebola-like disease prompts Busia tests [Published The Star (Kenya) - Oct 09 2014]
UN increases efforts to combat Marburg fever [Published Yahoo! India - Oct 09 2014]
Ebola outbreak: First US Ebola patient, Thomas ... [Published Nigerian Tribune - Oct 09 2014]
Ninety-nine in quarantine after Uganda Marburg ... [Published Sott.net - Oct 08 2014]
UN agencies beef up efforts to battle deadly Ma... [Published China.org.cn - Oct 08 2014]
Northern Corridor summit closes [Published KFM Uganda - Oct 08 2014]
11 suspected cases test negative for Marburg, E... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 08 2014]
Marburg in Uganda: 11 suspects test negative [Published H5N1 - Oct 08 2014]
99 in isolation after Uganda Marburg death [Published WDSU New Orleans - Oct 08 2014]
Suspected Marburg cases develop symptoms [Published KFM Uganda - Oct 07 2014]
Number of Marburg suspects raise to eight [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 07 2014]
Eight Marburg cases reported in Uganda [Published ProKerala.com - Oct 07 2014]
Eight Marburg cases reported in Uganda [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Oct 07 2014]
XINHUA - Uganda reports 8 suspected cases of Ma... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Oct 07 2014]
Uganda reports 8 suspected cases of Marburg [Published China.org.cn - Oct 07 2014]
EFE News Briefs for Monday, Oct. 6 (End of the ... [Published Fox News Latino - Oct 07 2014]
Marburg: Five more suspects reported, 97 being ... [Published Uganda Daily Monitor - Oct 06 2014]
EFE News Briefs for Monday, 1900 GMT [Published Fox News Latino - Oct 06 2014]
More Marburg suspects identified [Published KFM Uganda - Oct 06 2014]
Ugandan man dies after exposure to Ebola-like M... [Published Individual.com - Oct 06 2014]
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WHO: Marburg virus disease - Uganda [Published H5N1 - Oct 10 2014]
WHO has published Marburg virus Disease - Uganda. Excerpt:On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda. The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had ...
Uganda: Marburg virus Disease - Uganda [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 10 2014]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: Uganda 10 October 2014 On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda. The confirmed case was a healthcare worker ...
Marburg in Uganda: 11 suspects test negative [Published H5N1 - Oct 08 2014]
Via New Vision: Marburg: 11 suspects test negative.Eleven suspects whose samples were on Monday taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for testing after they developed signs of Marburg, have tested negative for the highly infectious virus. A ...
BH : Marburg virus (MARV) / Africa / Uganda [1:0] [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Oct 06 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20141006-45530-UGA Date / time: 06/10/2014 03:05:12 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Marburg virus (MARV) Area: Africa Country: Uganda State/County: Capital City City: Kampala Description: A man has died in Uganda's ...
Biological Hazard - Africa - Uganda [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Oct 06 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20141006-45530-UGA Date / time: 06/10/2014 03:05:12 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: Africa Country: Uganda State/County: Capital City Location: Kampala Number of Deads: 1 person(s) Number of Injured: N/A Number of Infected: ...
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