Marburg Virus

Similar to Ebola, Marburg virus is an animal-borne virus that causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans. It spreads by contact with bodily fluids of those infected and has a high case-fatality rate. 


Recent Updates

  • From February 13th to May 1st, 2023, the Equatorial Guinea Marburg virus disease (MVD) outbreak had 17 confirmed cases, of which 12 were fatal and 23 fatal probable cases. The number of infections among healthcare workers was at 5. Cases have been reported across four provinces, with multiple reported from Bata, the country's largest city and home to a port and international airport. The last confirmed case was reported on April 20th.
  • From March 16th to April 30th, Tanzania's MVD outbreak had 9 cases, including 6 reported deaths. Two of these cases were healthcare workers, one of whom has died. The last confirmed case was reported on April 11th.
  • As of May 25th, the risk of travel-associated MVD in the United States is very low. Patients with symptoms should be tested and treated accordingly for other, more likely conditions. 
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