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Managing Marburg fever in Uganda

Miners and experts enter a mine
WHO/Christopher Black

The help of the two miners who survived this Marburg outbreak was vital for the team to reach a hidden and inaccessible area of the mine. For the first time after such an outbreak, the experts discovered many dead bats. They suspect that the death of the bats may have amplified the virus in the mine and increased the chance of miners being infected. Laboratory tests will verify this theory.

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