Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#Marburg Virus: Case Fatality Rate 47.4% (World Health Org.)

The WHO Africa Regional Office has supplied us with an update today, as of October 29th.

  • Total Cases:  19
  • Total Deaths:  9
  • Total Districts:  5
  • Case Fatality Rate:  47.4%
  • Current Admitted:  13
  • Hospitals of Admissions:  2 Kampala, 8 Kabale, 3 Ibanda
  • Total Confirmed:  9 (out of the 13)

31 October 2012 - As of 29 October 2012, a total of 19 cases and 9 deaths have been reported from 5 districts namely Kabale district, in south-western Uganda, Kampala (the capital city), Ibanda, Mbarara and Kabarole. The case fatality rate is 47.4%. The outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health in Uganda on 19 October 2012. One of the 9 deaths reported is a health worker.

Currently, 13 patients have been admitted to hospital (2 in Kampala, 8 in Kabale, 3 in Ibanda) and their contacts are listed for daily follow up. The latest confirmed case was admitted to Ibanda district isolation ward on 26 October 2012.

Blood samples from 9 cases have been confirmed for Marburg virus at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).


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