In subsequent days, WHO and partners supported laboratory testing and surveillance, the quest for new cases as well as their contacts, creating infection prevention measures in health facilities, managing and treating cases, and interesting with communities.
Three people died during the period of the outbreak which affected two districts in eastern Uganda close to the Kenyan border, Kween and Kapchorwa. Health workers adopted track of a complete 316 close contacts of the sufferers in Uganda and Kenya to make sure that they’d not acquired the condition.
“As evidenced through the fast and robust reaction to the Marburg virus disease outbreak, we’re dedicated to protecting people by making certain that measures have established yourself for early recognition and immediate reaction to all viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks,” stated Ugandan Minister of Health Sarah Opendi.
The Ugandan Secretary of state for Health notified WHO from the outbreak on October 17, after laboratory tests confirmed the dying of the 50-year-old lady was because of infection using the Marburg virus. An Open Health Emergency Operations Center was immediately activated along with a national taskforce brought the response.
The Planet Health Organization (WHO) reported today the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outbreak in Uganda continues to be declared over. “Uganda has brought an exemplary response. Health government bodies and partners, using the support of WHO, could identify and control multiplication of Marburg virus disease within dependent on days,” stated Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
“The reaction to the Marburg virus disease outbreak helps guide you early alert and response, community engagement, strong surveillance and coordinated efforts can stop an episode in the tracks before it ravages communities,” stated Dr. Peter Salama, Executive Director from the WHO Health Emergencies Programme. “This was Uganda’s fifth MVD outbreak in 10 years. We have to be ready for the next.Inches
The MVD outbreak was declared contained through the Secretary of state for Health following the contacts from the last confirmed patient completed a 3 week period of follow-up (to take into account the 21-day incubation duration of herpes) as well as an additional a 3 week period of intensive surveillance was finished in affected districts.
Surveillance and phone tracing around the Kenyan side from the border through the Kenyan Secretary of state for Health insurance and partners also avoided mix-border spread from the disease.