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Marburg spreads in Africa

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    Posted: April 03 2023 at 10:02pm

Marburg virus has spread in Africa from Guinea to Tanzania. This is pretty scary stuff. It can have an incubation period ranging from 2 to 21 days. That's more than long enough for some unsuspecting carrier to get on a plane and head overseas. Depending on the strain, it can have a fatality rate of 23 to 90%. It certainly knocks Covid into a cocked hat. 

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-health-body-warns-of-deadly-marburg-virus-after-outbreak-in-africa-3913585

There's also this article about the rise of Marburg and it's link to climate change. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2023/03/31/1167093290/theres-a-second-outbreak-of-marburg-virus-in-africa-climate-change-could-be-a-fa

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[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/cdc-warns-about-deadly-marburg-virus-amid-outbreaks-africa[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/cdc-warns-about-deadly-marburg-virus-amid-outbreaks-africa ;

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning travelers to take precautions and avoid nonessential travel in the African nations of Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania amid outbreaks of the deadly Marburg virus disease (MVD).

The CDC also says it’s sending personnel from its National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases to respond to the outbreaks.

Equatorial Guinea declared an outbreak of MVD on Feb. 13, and Tanzania declared an outbreak on March 21, the CDC noted.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded at least nine confirmed cases in Equatorial Guinea and another 20 probable cases, all of whom have died as of March 25. In Tanzania, the WHO confirmed eight cases, five of whom have died, with the remaining three people undergoing treatments as of March 22.

People are being warned to avoid nonessential travel to the regions where the outbreak is occurring. In Equatorial Guinea, the provinces are Kie-Ntem, Centro Sur, and Litoral. In Tanzania, the Kagera region had confirmed cases.

Kenya and Uganda are on high alert due to the recent cases in Tanzania.

MVD is often fatal and is caused by the Marburg virus, which is in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola. According to the CDC, (pdf) as many as 9 out of 10 people infected with the virus will die without treatment.

It causes a viral hemorrhagic fever that brings severe symptoms within seven days that include high fever, chills, severe headache, muscle pain, malaise, rash, sore throat, diarrhea, weakness, uncontrolled bleeding or bruising, and more.

DJ, There will be (some) more spread-simply because of a lack of basic healthcare...One doctor for over 100,000 people simply is asking for problems...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/africa/africa-all-other-diseases/970464-tanzania-mystery-illness-kills-five-identified-as-marburg-virus?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/africa/africa-all-other-diseases/970464-tanzania-mystery-illness-kills-five-identified-as-marburg-virus?view=stream ;

Tanzania says there are no new Marburg infections

Esau Ng'umbi 0804Hrs April 04, 2023 Information

The number of cases remains eight while the number of deaths remains five.
One is allowed after it is found that he no longer has the virus.
The 35 excluded were released immediately after completing 21 days of critical care.

Dar es Salaam. The Tanzanian government has said that no new infections of Marburg disease have been recorded in recent days, eight people were previously infected while 35 out of 212 people who were under special care were allowed to return to their homes.
DJ, It may still take a few weeks before one can claim the Tanzania outbreak is under control...No new cases is-however-welcome news !

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