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Monday, 11 December 2017
Uganda declared Marburg free : Oh really : How can a slave state of Babylon US be Marburg free
Comedy of the year : Liberia celebrates end of
Ebola outbreak : Oh really : How can Liberia be free from Ebola when Ebola
creators are still at work: Tell me!! How can Liberia be free from Ebola when
Bio-war fare laboratories are still at work.
From Kibale( where Ebola started recently) to
Kabale( where there is a Marburg virus outbreak): Marburg outbreak confirmed in
Western Uganda: The test of biological weapons on African Guinea pigs is not
Ministry of Health has
declared Uganda free from the Marburg virus disease (MVD). The
declaration comes after completion of 42 days of the post Marburg
surveillance countdown period for the contacts of the last confirmed
case, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.
The contacts of the last confirmed patient completed 21 days of follow up and an additional 21 days of intensive surveillance.
State minister for Health Sarah Opendi says health workers followed up
with a total 316 close contacts of the patients in Uganda and Kenya to
ensure that they had not acquired the illness. These included 230
contacts in Kween district and another 81 contacts in Kapchorwa
district, in Sebei sub-region where the outbreak was first reported in
October, this year.
Although 18 of these had developed symptoms
of the Marburg virus disease, the minister says that the results tested
negative at Uganda Virus Research Institute. She says the ministry has
undertaken all the necessary surveillance processes to rule out a
possible re-occurrence of the virus after the 42 days.
The ministry first declared the outbreak in October, after laboratory
tests confirmed that the death of a 50-year-old woman was due to
infection with the Marburg virus. A Public Health Emergency Operations
Centre was immediately activated and a national task force led the
response. Three people died over the course of the outbreak.
evidenced by the quick and robust response to the Marburg virus disease
outbreak, we are committed to protecting people by ensuring that all
measures are in place for early detection and immediate response to all
viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks," Opendi added.
Nanyunja the Disease Prevention and Control officer at WHO explains how
Uganda was able to contain the deadly virus only weeks after it was
"With their infection
prevention and control measures that are recommended and we trained the
health workers and were able to manage the patients with recommended
barrier nursing. We also had to give psychosocial support to the
families that are affected. All these are interventions within the
response. We gave safe and dignified burials to the people that died
where by you burry them in a safe and dignified way and the community is
not infected", said Nanyunja.
Within 24 hours of
being informed by Ugandan health authorities in October, WHO deployed a
rapid response team to the remote mountainous area. WHO also released
$623,000 from its Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) to finance
immediate support and scale up of the response in Uganda and Kenya.
In subsequent weeks, WHO and partners supported laboratory testing and
surveillance, the search for new cases and their contacts, establishing
infection prevention measures in health facilities, managing and
treating cases, and engaging with communities.
contact tracing was also undertaken on the Kenyan side of the border by
the Kenyan ministry of Health to prevent cross-border spread of the
"The response to the Marburg virus disease outbreak
demonstrates how early alert and response, community engagement, strong
surveillance and coordinated efforts can stop an outbreak in its tracks
before it ravages communities," said Dr Peter Salama, executive director
of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme.
"This was Uganda's fifth MVD outbreak in ten years. We need to be prepared for the next one."