WHO sends experts to help Uganda stop the spread of Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever

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A nurse takes care of a man sick with Marburg haemorrhagic fever

Concerted efforts are underway in Uganda to control the outbreak of  Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever.

The first case of the deadly viral disease was reported on October 19 in Kabale district in southwestern Uganda.

To date at least 20 cases have been reported in at least five districts including the capital, Kampala.

Dr. Joachim Saweka, WHO representative in Uganda, gave UN Radio's Patrick Maigua an update on the outbreak.

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