Outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
among miners in Kamwenge and Ibanda Districts, Uganda, 2007.
In June, NIH officials said an experimental vaccine to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
is showing promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposure to the virus that causes the disease.
Additional information regarding Marburg hemorrhagic fever
, ([section]) travelers' health, ([paragraph]) and VHF infection-control guidelines ** are available online.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
23, 2005, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Angola had reported a total of 374 cases of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
with 329 fatalities.
After an imported case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
was reported in 2008 in the Netherlands, control measures to prevent transmission were implemented.
2008: Marburg hemorrhagic fever
, imported case--United States [cited 2009 Feb 3].
In Western countries, Marburg hemorrhagic fever
(MHF) is an imported disease with a low risk of occurrence, but it has a high profile in the public mind (1) because it can be transmitted from person to person, the course is fatal in up to 80% of cases, and the reservoir is uncertain (2,3).
The mine was associated with a protracted outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
The outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
in Angola from October 2004 through July 2005 was the first outbreak in an African urban setting and the most lethal (374 cases, CFR 88%) (9,13).
Geographic potential for outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
The first major outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
(MHF) outside a laboratory environment occurred in the subdistrict of Watsa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from October 1998 to August 2000.
To the Editor: A serosurvey was conducted in Durba, a mining village near Watsa, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the epicenter of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
(MHF) outbreaks in 1994 and 1998-2000 (1-3).
Considering coincidence of generic distributions with only Marburg hemorrhagic fever
occurrences (Table 2), an initial list included 63 genera; 22 of these were omitted because their species had a large body size or were primates (Perodicticus, Galago, Gorilla, Leptailurus, Atilax, Dologale, Mungos, Crocuta, Lutra, Civettictis, Ceratotherium, Owcteropus, Pommochoerus, Litocranius, Taurotragus, Tragelaphus, Cephalophus, Sylvicapra, Oryx, Kobus, Redunca, Manis).
We conducted two antibody surveys to assess risk factors for Marburg hemorrhagic fever
in an area of confirmed Marburg virus transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.