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Sanidad Militar

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ARINEZ FERNANDEZ, MªC.. Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak due to Ebola virus in Uganda. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.1, pp.33-35. ISSN 1887-8571.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1887-85712012000100006.

The European Mission (EUTM) Somalia is being conducted in Uganda. Military personnel of the Spanish Armed Forces participate in that mission. On 13 May 2011, The Ministry of Health of Uganda notified a case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in a district 70 kilometers far from Kampala. The index case and only confirmed case, was a 12-year-old girl who finally died. Epidemiologic surveillance was conducted by an international team including representatives of the Ugandan Ministry of Health and WHO. The Ministry of Health of Uganda declared the end of the outbreak on the 17 June 2011, since the epidemiological investigations, including twofold the incubation period surveillance, did not confirm new cases. Guidelines to control the outbreak and information on the disease were distributed to health professionals and general population.

Palabras clave : Hemorragic fever Ebola; Uganda; Outbreak.

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