Rospotrebnadzor warned about the Ebola outbreak in Central Africa

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich. Archival photoRospotrebnadzor warned about the Ebola outbreak in Central Africa© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich

Outbreak of the Marburg virus that killed four people, was in Uganda and Kenya, according to Rospotrebnadzor, citing the world health Organization (who).

«According to the world health organization (who) in Central Africa (Uganda and Kenya) was four fatal cases of Marburg fever which are confirmed by laboratory… Is actively identifying the contact in the Eastern part of Uganda and Western Kenya, where at present there are about 200 people with suspected disease, which is set for medical surveillance», — stated in the message on the Agency’s website.

Presumably that one victim had contact with bats when visiting Kenya and other – assisted and cared for the sick, noted in a release.

The Marburg fever — an acute viral disease characterized by severe, high mortality, hemorrhagic syndrome, liver, gastrointestinal tract and Central nervous system.

The latest outbreak of the Marburg virus in Uganda has occurred in 2014, in Kenya, in the 80 – ies of the last century. The who does not recommend restrictions on trade and travel contacts with these countries, according to the CPS.