Uganda confirms Marburg, which manifests like Ebola, killed a health worker

October 6, 2014 11:17 AM

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KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan health worker recently died of Marburg, a highly infectious disease that manifests as a viral hemorrhagic fever, Uganda's Ministry of Health confirmed Monday as health workers moved to quarantine a total of 80 people who had been in contact with the victim.

Further tests Monday would prove whether another man who appeared to be having a hemorrhagic fever actually has Marburg, which belongs in the same family as the dreaded Ebola virus, said Dr. Issa Makumbi, an epidemiologist with Uganda's Ministry of Health.

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