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Kenya and Uganda Intensify Surveillance Over Marburg Virus

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Kenya and Uganda have increased surveillance on their borders after the Marburg virus killed five people in neighboring Tanzania.

Uganda has ordered immediate screening and testing at its southern border, and health teams have also been put on high alert at border crossings.

Kenya’s Health Director General, Patrick Amoth, has advised members of the public to report any unusual increase in people who have a high fever and recently travelled to Tanzania.

The outbreak in Tanzania was reported in the north-western Kagera region, and at least 161 contacts have been traced and are being monitored.

Written by: Helen Obih

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