Oct 21, 2012
By Robert Mwesigye
Seventeen people have so far been quarantined over the Marburg Virus in Kabale District.
Ministry of health spokesperson
Rukia Nakamatte said though no other person has shown signs and symptoms
of the deadly virus, they have quarantined seventeen people.
She said they will monitor the seventeen until the expected gestation period of the virus to ensure they are not infected.
The seventeen are mainly patients and workers at Kabale regional referral hospital.
So far five deaths have been
confirmed by the ministry due to the virus that caused panic in the
districts of Kabale and Rukungiri where one person, Obed Tegyereize, had
travelled reportedly to seek help from pastors.