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Equatorial Guinea confirms 11 Marburg deaths

Younde, Guinea| Xinhua |  Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has reported 11 Marburg deaths, according to the country’s state-run Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office. Deputy Health Minister Justino Obama Nve made the announcement during a plenary of the Senate Tuesday. He said 1,418 cases have been …

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Tanzania confirms outbreak of Marburg virus disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tanzania on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of Marburg virus disease. Preliminary tests carried out following the deaths of at least five people in Kagera and Bukoba turned out positive on some of the samples for viral hemorrhagic fever. Tanzanian health authorities sent samples to the …

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Tanzania confirms first-ever cases of Marburg virus

Kagera, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  Tanzania has confirmed its first-ever cases of Marburg Virus Disease after laboratory tests were carried out following reports of cases and deaths in the country’s north-west Kagera region. Tanzania’s National Public Health Laboratory analysed samples to determine the cause of illness after eight people …

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Ghana confirms first two cases of Marburg virus disease

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | Ghana has confirmed the country’s first two cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The confirmation came after samples from suspected infected individuals sent to the Institute Pasteur in Dakar (IPD) tested positive for MVD, the GHS said in a …

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Ghana records two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | Ghana recorded two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD) on Thursday, according to health authorities. In a statement, the Ghana Health Service said the two persons were identified at different locations in the Ashanti region with acute hemorrhaging fever. “Their blood samples were sent to …

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New viruses found

Researchers warn Uganda not ready to handle next health emergency Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. That was one of the revelations made by the Permanent Secretary …

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