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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, 17:08
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, 20:08
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, 19:45
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, 18:10
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, 16:13
Launch of a flash funding appeal for Marburg Outbreak
Apr 13, 2005, 19:43
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, 22:40
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, 20:16