WHO helps contain new outbreak of Ebola-like virus on Kenya-Uganda border
23.10.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) continued working with Ugandan authorities and other agencies to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD); an illness that produces symptoms similar to the deadly Ebola virus, UN Radio says referring to the WHO report.
As to the report, as of last week, a 50-year-old women who was taken to a health centre was confirmed to have died of MVD within Kween District, a mountainous area on the border with Uganda and Kenya.
Symptoms included fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea.
The womans brother also died of similar symptoms three weeks earlier.
As to the report, several hundred people are believed to have been exposed as a result of the outbreak.
The WHO says it was providing medical supplies, advice on safe burials, and has released US$500,000 from contingency funds.