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Uganda Declared Free Of Hemorrhagic Marburg Virus

News outlets report Uganda has been declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever.

Agence France-Presse: Uganda declares itself free of Ebola-like Marburg virus
“Ugandan health officials on Tuesday declared the country free of the Ebola-like Marburg virus after completing a 42-day surveillance period under World Health Organization (WHO) rules…” (11/11).

CNN: Uganda declared free of Marburg, an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever
“…The declaration by the United Nations health agency comes after a 42-day surveillance period since the death of a health worker who contracted the virus. This included a period of isolation for those with whom he had come in contact…” (Ntale, 11/11).

Reuters: Uganda says free of Ebola-like Marburg after outbreak in September
“…A total of 197 people were in contact with the health care worker, but none of them were found to have been infected, Junior Health Minister Sarah Opendi told a news conference…” (11/11).

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