Marburg vaccine shows promising results in first-in-human study
An experimental vaccine against Marburg virus (MARV) was safe and induced an immune response in a small, first-in-human clinical trial. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 30, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers: outbreaks and case locations
Information about incidents and outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg, both viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: New Public Health Law Coming
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -- Uganda's unending battles against deadly infectious diseases like Ebola, COVID-19 and Marburg are among the factors that have prompted the government to swiftly amend its 87 year-old colonial law on public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Renames Monkeypox as mpox, Citing Racism Concerns
LONDON — The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist. The U.N. health agency said in a statement Monday that mpox was its new preferred name for monkeypox, saying that both monkeypox and mpox would be used for the next year while the old name is phased out. WHO said it was concerned by the “racist and stigmatizing language” that arose after monkeypox spread to more than 100 countries. It said numerous individuals and countries asked the organization “to propose a way f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox wire Source Type: news

Lessons from past outbreaks can stop new epidemics in their tracks
In late June of this year, Ghana's health authorities received some disturbing news: Two cases of viral hemorrhagic fever were detected in the country. Blood samples from the infected individuals came back positive for Marburg virus, a deadly disease that can kill most of those infected. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck locates frozen batch of undisclosed Ebola vaccine, will donate for testing in Uganda ’s outbreak
In a revelation that may help Uganda combat its outbreak of Ebola, the pharmaceutical giant Merck has acknowledged to Science— after repeated inquiries — that it has up to 100,000 doses of an experimental vaccine for the deadly viral disease in its freezers in Pennsylvania and will donate them. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ugandan government are discussing if and how these doses can be incorporated into one or more clinical trials of other candidate Ebola vaccines that could launch as soon as next month. The Merck vaccine targets Sudan ebolavirus, the pathogen currentl...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 23, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Marburg Outbreak Declared Over
[VOA] Accra, Ghana -- The World Health Organization has declared an end to Ghana's outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus after more than six weeks without any new cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Infectious Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming So Common
SARS-CoV-2. Monkeypox. Polio. Marburg. These viruses are no longer familiar just to public-health experts, but household names around the world, thanks to their recent incursions into human populations. People have always confronted pathogens of all sorts, but the attacks are becoming more commonplace, and more intense, than they ever have before. “We are going through an era of epidemics and pandemics, and they are going to be more complex and more frequent,” says Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome, a global health charitable foundation that addresses health challenges. “We tend to see each [outbreak] i...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Hospital Cautions Against 'Outbreak of Marburg Disease'
[Premium Times] In a leaked internal memo on Friday, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, notified the hospital community of the outbreak of the virus, and called for caution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Report Signs of Marburg Virus Disease ... Ghs Advises Public
[Ghanaian Times] The public has been cautioned to be on the lookout for possible signs of the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) following the confirmation of three cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First Child Death From Marburg Virus In Ghana, Brings Outbreak Death Toll To 3
The child was one year and two months of age and unfortunately died just three days after being admitted to the hospital. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Liberia: Institut Pasteur De Dakar, ARC, West African Health Organization, and Africatalyst Form an Alliance to Strengthen Epidemic Preparedness and Response
[New Dawn] DAKAR, Senegal, 2 August 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) has entered into a partnership with the African Risk Capacity (ARC), AfriCatalyst and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to strengthen outbreak preparedness and response to high consequence infectious diseases in West Africa such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, Meningococcal meningitis, and emerging pathogens of concern. The partnership will also evaluate the capacities for epidemiological surveillance (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What You Should Know About Marburg Virus Disease As Nigeria Raises the Alarm
[Africa Check] Marburg disease, caused by a virus related to Ebola, is rare but severe, and often fatal. It is therefore a serious public health threat. But what is Marburg and how does it spread? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Marburg Virus - One Person Dead
[GhanaToday] The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has disclosed that one close contact in the Marburg Virus Disease cases in Ghana who tested positive died on July 21, 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Strategises to Contain Marburg Disease
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS), has outlined a number of strategies as part of measures to contain the spread of the Marburg Disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news