Monday, October 22, 2012

Uganda: #Marburg Virus Victims Identity

I have found the names of the other two victims in this family tragedy.  I will update the list (posted on the right side bar).


The Ministry of Health has this Friday warned the general public of an outbreak of a deadly Marburg virus in Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district in western Uganda.

Health experts have confirmed an outbreak of the deadly Marburg after samples from two relatives taken to the Uganda Virus Institute and tested positive.

Police Thursday stopped the burial of Boaz Turyahikayo a lecturer at Uganda Christian University and his sister Mildrid Asasira after it emerged that their family had lost four people from a mysterious disease in just a month.

The other two are Lillian Banegura their mother and an elder brother Bernard Rutaro who passed away early this month.


Preliminary reports from the district indicate that four other people had allegedly died of a strange disease since October 4th.

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