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CDC issues “Health Advisory” for Marburg virus
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to inform clinicians and public health departments in the United States about two confirmed outbreaks of Marburg virus disease (MVD)—one in Equatorial Guinea and one in Tanzania. Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that these two outbreaks are related; most experts agree that these represent two independent animal-to-human spillover events. To date, no confirmed cases of MVD related to these outbreaks have been reported in the United States or other countries outside Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania.”
MedicalXpress put out this note with these embedded links:
CDC issues warning as two African countries fight spread of M "Currently, the risk of MVD [Marburg virus disease] in the United States is low; however, clinicians should be aware of the potential for imported cases. It is important to systematically assess patients for the possibility of viral hemorrhagic fevers," the CDC said in its alert.
Authorities in Equatorial Guinea have identified 14 cases since Feb. 13. Ten people have died. Another 23 cases are probably caused by the virus, according to the World Health Organization.arburg virus (medicalxpress.com)
The latest Marburg advisory from the WHO is from February 2021 here:
With a position statement here on 22 March 2023:
And this from 24 March 2023:
“Situation at a glance - On 21 March 2023, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the United Republic of Tanzania declared an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in the country. As of 22 March, a total of eight cases, including five deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 62.5%) have been reported from two villages in Bukoba district, Kagera region, United Republic of Tanzania. Two of these cases were healthcare workers, one of whom has died. This is the first Marburg virus disease outbreak reported in the country. “
The WHO put out this tweet on April 5th referencing a pandemic declaration of February 13th 2023:
(20) OMS GUINEA ECUATORIAL on Twitter: "The WHO office in #EquatorialGuinea reports that there are 14 laboratoy confirmed cases of #MarburgVirus virus since the declaration of the epidemic on Februrary 13 @GuineaSalud https://t.co/GQloHk9bKN" / Twitter
Buckle up! You will be made aware of a 60% infection fatality rate very soon!
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