- The Marburg virus has caused high fever, hemorrhage and organ failure.
- And Kenya and Uganda have strengthened security along their borders.
- The Kagera region in Tanzania’s northwest is where the outbreak was first noticed.
After the Marburg virus claimed the lives of five individuals in Tanzania’s neighbor, Kenya and Uganda strengthened security along their borders with that nation.
The fatal Ebola-like virus frequently causes high fever, which is followed by hemorrhage and organ failure.
At its southern frontier, Uganda has mandated quick screening and testing. Additionally, health teams have been placed on high alert at border crossings in the Kyotera and Isingiro districts.
Patrick Amoth, director general of Kenya’s health department, has urged the public to report any odd spike in the number of patients with a high fever who have recently visited Tanzania.
“Such individuals are advised to immediately report to the nearest health facility for assessment and management,” Dr Amoth said in a statement.
The Kagera region in Tanzania’s northwest is where the outbreak was first noticed.
A total of 161 contacts have been found and are being kept track of. Authorities are currently looking for more persons.
Five of the eight people who tested positive for the illness have passed away, and four of them are members of the same family.
The World Health Organization applauded Tanzania’s approach to containing the outbreak. (WHO).
According to the WHO, the Marburg virus typically kills 50% of individuals who contract it.
The virus enters humans through fruit bats and spreads between people through the exchange of body fluids.
Despite the lack of immunizations or therapies, persons who have been diagnosed are given water intravenously or orally by doctors while they address their unique symptoms.
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