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J Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;204 Suppl 3:S796-9. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jir312.

Outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever among miners in Kamwenge and Ibanda Districts, Uganda, 2007.

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Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2665, USA. jennifer.adjemian@nih.gov

Abstract

Marburg hemorrhagic fever was detected among 4 miners in Ibanda District, Uganda, from June through September, 2007. Infection was likely acquired through exposure to bats or bat secretions in a mine in Kamwenge District, Uganda, and possibly human-to-human transmission between some patients. We describe the epidemiologic investigation and the health education response.

PMID:
21987753
PMCID:
PMC3203392
DOI:
10.1093/infdis/jir312
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