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Outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever among miners in Kamwenge and Ibanda Districts, Uganda, 2007Adjemian, Jennifer; Farnon, Eileen C; Tschioko, Florimond; Wamala, Joseph F; Byaruhanga, Emmanuel; Bwire, Godfrey S; Kansiime, Edgar; Kagirita, Atek; Ahimbisibwe, Sam; Katunguka, F; et al. (Oxford University Press, 2011-11)Marburg hemorrhagic fever was detected among 4 miners in Ibanda District, Uganda, from June through September, 2007. Infection was likely acquired through exposure to bats or bat secretions in a mine in Kamwenge District, Uganda, and possibly human-to-human transmission between some patients. We describe the epidemiologic investigation and the health education response.