Ibanda, Uganda: One year old boy succumbs to Marburg

Posted on November 15, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Travel News

A one-and-half-year old boy has reportedly died of Marburg virus at Ruhoko Hospital in Ibanda District.
The District Health Officer, Dr Julius Bamwine, on Thursday confirmed to Saturday Monitor that the victim, only identified as Alexander, died on Wednesday night. “I can confirm to you that one of the victims from Kikyenkye, who had tested positive to Marburg virus died last night. He is a son to Mr Mande who lost his wife to the same disease recently,” Mr Bamwine said. The baby becomes the second person from Ibanda to die of the virus but the ninth to succumb to the killer virus in the region. Read article

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