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Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers
  Last Updated: Nov 1, 2009 - 11:48:48 PM

Latest Research : Infectious Diseases : Dengue
New Test to Establish In-Vivo Safety of Dengue Vaccine
Washington, Feb 16 - Researchers have developed a test to determine whether vaccines against a virus that infects 100 million people annually, now ready for clinical trials, should really protect patients from infection, or would make it more dangerous for them.

Feb 16, 2009 - 4:35:46 PM

Healthcare
WHO warns of worsening dengue spread in western Pacific
Manila, July 23 - The World Health Organisation - Monday warned that the western Pacific region may be heading for a major dengue outbreak unless concerted effort and cooperation were undertaken quickly.
Jul 23, 2007 - 1:36:22 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers
Rapid diagnostic test for viral hemorrhagic fevers developed
Researchers at the Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health led by Thomas Briese, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology, have developed a rapid, comprehensive diagnostic test for viral hemorrhagic fevers caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses, as well as others. The new diagnostic tool is addressed in a paper published in the April 2006 issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Mar 19, 2006 - 8:52:37 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
New Marburg Cases Identified in Uige
As of 10 May, the Ministry of Health in Angola has reported 316 cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Uige Province, the epicentre of the outbreak. Of these cases, 276 were fatal. The municipality of Uige remains the most severely affected in the province.
May 12, 2005 - 5:07:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
Web-based Clinical Trial Against Marburg Virus Epidemic in Angola
GenoMed Inc. (National Quotation Bureau's Pink Sheets Symbol GMED) announced today that it has launched a free clinical trial to combat the current Marburg virus epidemic in Angola.
Apr 29, 2005 - 8:07:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
Assessment of the Marburg haemorrhagic fever Outbreak
The international response to the outbreak in Angola began one month ago, on 22 March. The features of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, and the conditions in Angola, have been an extreme test of international capacity to hold emerging diseases at bay. The outbreak in Angola is the largest and deadliest on record for this rare disease, which is presently showing a case fatality rate higher than 90%. For comparison, outbreaks of the closely related Ebola haemorrhagic fever have shown mortality rates ranging, according to the virus strain involved, from 53% to 88%. The only other large outbreak of Marburg, in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1998 through 2000, had a case fatality of 83%.
Apr 25, 2005 - 7:44:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
215 Dead from Marburg haemorrhagic fever
As of 12 April, 235 cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever have been reported in Angola. Of these cases, 215 have died.
Apr 15, 2005 - 6:09:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
210 dead from Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola
As of 11 April, 231 cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever have been reported in Angola. Of these cases, 210 have died. Uige Province, with 202 cases and 190 deaths, remains the most severely affected area.
Apr 14, 2005 - 4:12:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
Launch of a flash funding appeal for Marburg Outbreak

Apr 13, 2005 - 7:42:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
Uige Province remains the Epicentre of Marburg
As of 9 April, 214 cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever have been reported in Angola. Of these, 194 have died. Uige Province remains the epicentre of the outbreak, accounting for almost 90% of the cases and deaths.
Apr 12, 2005 - 10:39:38 PM

Medical News : Epidemics : Hemorrhagic Fevers : Marburg
Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola
As of 7 April, 205 cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever have been reported in Angola. Of these, 180 have died. Zaire Province has reported its first 6 cases, bringing the number of affected provinces to seven, all concentrated in the north-western part of the country.
Apr 11, 2005 - 8:15:38 PM

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