Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years - SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus - originated in bats. A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats' fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to mammals with average immune systems, such as humans, the viruses wreak deadly havoc. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?
They are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. It turns out that they may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Bats Viruses Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Marburg Virus Nipah Virus Hendra Virus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Immune System Cell Host and Microbe (Journal) EcoHealth Alliance Source Type: news

Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats
(University of California - Davis) Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. The presence of Marburg virus, a close relative to Ebola virus that also causes hemorrhagic disease in people, was detected in advance of any reported cases of human illness in Sierra Leone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola and Marburg Fevers: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This three-page report on cases of Ebola and Marburg fevers is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. For 2018, no cases of Ebola virus disease and Marburg hemorrhagic fever were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Integral Molecular to advance vaccine discovery with NIH contract for $5.5 million
(Integral Molecular) The NIH has awarded Integral Molecular a contract which will provide up to $5.5M over the next five years to define antibody responses to pathogenic viruses including Zika, Marburg and equine encephalitis viruses (EEV), aiding the discovery of vaccines and therapeutics against these currently untreatable and often lethal viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study vaccine protects monkeys against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses
The vaccine provided protection from Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Marburg virus and Lassa virus. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Emergency Preparedness for Imported Cases of High-Consequence Infectious Diseases: Operational Checklist for Country Preparedness Planning in the EU/EEA Countries; Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 10/22/2019. To support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their review of preparedness system planning, this 21-page document provides an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases. These diseases include Ebola virus disease, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus disease, highly pathogenic avian influenza, pneumonic plague, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. The checklist describes the system elements that need to ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola in Zaire, 1976: The Past as Prologue
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 9/5/2019. This one-hour, 29-minute lecture, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Science “We Were There” series, details how disease detectives discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and how the understanding of it has grown with subsequent outbreaks over the past 40 years. Samples of the unidentified disease in that outbreak yielded alarming images of a filovirus resembling Marburg, but serology testing at the CDC showed a new virus, later named Ebola. (Video...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Nationwide Flash-Mob Study for Suspected ACS A Nationwide Flash-Mob Study for Suspected ACS
The authors used a"flash mob" methodology to determine whether acute coronary syndrome can be safely ruled out using the Marburg Heart Score or FP clinical assessment in an emergency care setting.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

'Flash mob' study puts clinical decision rules for ACS to the test
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A novel 'flash mob' study finds that, in emergency care, acute coronary syndrome cannot be safely ruled out using the Marburg Heart Score or the family physicians' clinical assessment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Ebola and Marburg Fevers; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 7/2019. This three-page report on cases of Ebola and Marburg fevers is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 11, 2018. For 2017, 28 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries reported case-based data, and no cases of Ebola virus disease and Marburg hemorrhagic fever were reported in the EU/EEA. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Travel-Related Infectious Diseases: Chapter 4: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 7/2019. This resource is Chapter 4 of the book Health Information for International Travel/2020 Yellow Book, and focuses on viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola and Marburg. It discusses transmission, epidemiology, types of viral hemorrhagic viruses, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study could lead to fast, simple test for Ebola virus
(Loyola University Health System) In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus. The antibodies, which are inexpensive to produce, potentially could be used in a simple filter paper test to detect Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UTMB to lead program to advance treatments against potentially bioterrorist pathogens
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Profectus Biosciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Genevant Sciences Corp. have been awarded up to $35 million to advance the development of rapid-acting vaccines and broad-spectrum treatments of the highly lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses Ebola and Marburg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pan-filovirus T-cell vaccine protects mice from Ebola and Marburg
(PLOS) Vaccines that induce protective T-cell responses could protect against members across the filovirus family, according to a study published Feb. 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Tom á š Hanke of the University of Oxford, Bette Korber of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and colleagues (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Strangers in the Land: A Congolese Murder Case
A man walks down the street. It's a street in a strange world. Maybe it's the Third World. Maybe it's his first time around. He doesn't speak the language. He holds no currency. He is a foreign man. He is surrounded by the sound. The sound! Cattle in the marketplace, scatterlings and orphanages. He looks around, around.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 21 2019 (IPS)I thought about this song by Paul Simon while I in 2011 spent a few weeks in Kinshasa. I was a foreign man in a strange world, surrounded by sights and sounds, completely dependent on my new-found Congolese friends. When our taxi got stuck in a traffic jam and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ebola and Marburg Haemorrhagic Fevers: Outbreaks and Case Locations
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/10/2019. This Web page, updated in January 2019, provides information about incidents and outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg, both viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF). It describes current incidents and outbreaks, including the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); outbreaks in 2017; the West Africa outbreak 2014 to 2016; linked Ebola outbreaks and cases in other countries (2014 to 2015); and a historic map of outbreaks. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Mengla virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 9, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New bat-borne virus related to Ebola discovered by Singapore team
(Duke University Medical Center) Newly discovered Mengla virus is evolutionarily closely related to Ebola virus and Marburg virus and shares several important functional similarities with them. For example, the genome organisation of the Mengl à virus is consistent with other filoviruses, coding for seven genes. The Mengl à virus also uses the same molecular receptor, a protein called NPC1, as Ebola virus and Marburg virus to gain entry into cells and cause infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Emergency Quality Assessment Mechanism for EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) IVDs (In Vitro Diagnostics): Public Report; Product: RealStar ® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit 1.0 (2019)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/2019. This 41-page document describes the 2019 updated emergency quality assessment mechanism for Ebola virus disease in vitro diagnostics for RealStar ® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit 1.0. This product is a manual in vitro diagnostic test, based on real-time PCR technology, for the qualitative detection and differentiation of Ebola- and Marburg virus- specific RNA in human EDTA plasma. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
It's the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa
The discovery was part of a U.S.-led effort to spot dangerous pathogens in animals before humans are endangered. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Marburg Virus Bats Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Agency for International Development University of California, Davis Africa Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Deadly Marburg Virus Found in Bats in Sierra Leone
[East African] Scientists in Sierra Leone have found fruit-eating bats infected with the deadly Marburg virus, the health ministry said Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone Fruit Bats Infected With Ebola-like Marburg Virus Sierra Leone Fruit Bats Infected With Ebola-like Marburg Virus
Scientists in Sierra Leone have found live bats infected with Marburg virus, a deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola and so far undetected in West Africa, a U.S. government statement said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone fruit bats infected with Ebola-like Marburg virus
Scientists in Sierra Leone have found live bats infected with Marburg virus, a deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola and so far undetected in West Africa, a U.S. government statement said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Deadly Marburg virus found in bats in Sierra Leone
The discovery marks the first time the pathogen — a cousin of Ebola — has been found in West Africa, raising the potential for it to cause outbreaks in humans in a new region. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

New Field Test Discerns Between Ebola and Lookalike Fevers
At the close of the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola crisis, the Paul G. Allen Foundation identified diagnostic gaps as one of the major deficiencies that had contributed to the outbreak’s spread. “The standard diagnostic tests that exist are very good, but they’re hard to do out in the field in the middle of an outbreak like we saw in West Africa,” said John Connor, a virologist at the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL). Instead, samples need to be sent to a facility capable of running the tests, which means it could...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016: Ebola and Marburg Fevers
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/12/2018. This three-page report on Ebola and Marburg fevers is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on April 4, 2018. In 2016, no cases of Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever and Marburg hemorrhagic fever were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area, with 26 countries reporting case-based data. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Compendium of Short Reports on Selected Outbreaks in the WHO (World Health Organization) African Region: 2016-2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 12/2018. This 96-page report is a collection of short reports on selected outbreaks that occurred in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region between 2016 and 2018, and which were successfully controlled. This edition of the Compendium covers 19 outbreaks, which occurred in 15 countries, presented in chronological order. Outbreaks include Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Likati, May 2017), Marburg fever in Uganda, dengue fever in Senegal, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Mauritania, influenza A H1N1 in Ghana, Lass...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research begins phase 1 clinical trial of Marburg vaccine
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) WRAIR this week administered the first vaccine in a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a Marburg vaccine candidate in healthy adult volunteers. The WRAIR study evaluates the VRC-MARADC087-00-VP vaccine, developed by the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Marburg virus is in the same family as Ebola and causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mechanism of Marburg virus sexual transmission identified in nonhuman primates
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Research by Army scientists elucidates the mechanism of sexual transmission of filoviruses, which have been shown to persist in the testes and other immune privileged sites. Sexual transmission of filoviruses was first reported in 1968 after an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and recently caused flare-ups of Ebola virus disease in the 2013-2016 outbreak. The team found that Marburg virus persists in seminiferous tubules and that Sertoli cells are the reservoir for the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Boston University lab gets shipment of Ebola, Marburg viruses
Researchers at Boston University ’s infectious disease lab received the first pathogens it's gotten under its new heightened designation: the Ebola and Marburg viruses. The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories received clearance from the Boston Public Health Commission in December to be upgraded to a Biosafety Leve l 4 facility – the 10th in the country. The designation was years in the making, and came after intense scrutiny by state, city and federal officials, including approval… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Boston University lab gets shipment of Ebola, Marburg viruses
Researchers at Boston University ’s infectious disease lab received the first pathogens it's gotten under its new heightened designation: the Ebola and Marburg viruses. The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories received clearance from the Boston Public Health Commission in December to be upgraded to a Biosafety Leve l 4 facility – the 10th in the country. The designation was years in the making, and came after intense scrutiny by state, city and federal officials, including approval… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Bats may have co-opted viral proteins produced by Ebola for immune function
(Cell Press) Approximately 18 million years ago, genes encoding viral proteins 35 (VP35s) integrated into the genomes of Myotis (mouse-eared) bats. Produced by the highly deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, VP35s suppress the host immune system and play a critical role in the efficient replication and virulence of these filoviruses. A study publishing July 24 in Cell Reports sheds light on the potential functional role of these so-called non-retroviral integrated RNA viral sequences (NIRVs) in bats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study of bat natural immunity to Marburg virus may shed light on human disease
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Scientists examining the genome of Egyptian fruit bats, a natural reservoir for the deadly Marburg virus, have identified several immune-related genes that suggest bats deal with viral infections in a substantially different way than primates. Their research, published online today in the journal Cell, demonstrates that bats may be able to host viruses that are pathogenic in humans by tolerating -- rather than overcoming -- the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Team Keeps Finding New Virusus - Researcher
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Team Keeps Finding New Viruses - Researcher
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The government response to the 2017 Marburg virus outbreak in Kween District, eastern Uganda cost Shs5.2billion. Most of that money came from donors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015: Ebola and Marburg Fevers
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 01/2018 This four-page surveillance report is based on data for 2015 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 12, 2016, and additional information from epidemic intelligence. It states that no cases of Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever and Marburg hemorrhagic fever infections were reported in European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries in 2015. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How bats carry viruses without getting sick
(Cell Press) Bats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola or Marburg and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Host& Microbe on February 22, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain just enough defense against illness without triggering a heightened immune reaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2018 Annual Review of the Blueprint List of Priority Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/08/2018 This Web page provides the 2018 List of Priority Diseases, which include Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Zika virus. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for these diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

TSRI scientists discover workings of first promising Marburg virus treatment
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered the workings of the first promising treatment for Marburg virus, a pathogen with the same pandemic potential as Ebola virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers inhibit ebola virus
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) The incurable Ebola virus has long been feared due to its high mortality rate and danger of infection. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Phillips Universit ä t Marburg have succeeded in inhibiting the virus in cell cultures. The researchers hope to be able to continue doing animal testing and developing an actual drug. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 29, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:MSF Ends Its Intervention in Response to the Marburg Fever Outbreak
[MSF] Ugandan authorities have declared the end of the Marburg fever outbreak that has affected the eastern part of the country since October. MSF provided support to local authorities, in particular in case management capacity and epidemic surveillance. MSF, the Ugandan Ministry of Health and their partners have also introduced new tools which will improve case management in future haemorrhagic fever outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Declared Marburg Free
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has declared Uganda Marburg free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda says it has contained an outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda said on Friday it had successfully contained an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever announced by officials on Oct. 19, which killed three people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says
Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday (December 8). “Uganda has led an exemplary response. Health authorities and partners, with the support of WHO, were able to detect and control the spread of Marburg virus disease within a matter of weeks,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: marburg [subject], marburg haemorrhagic fever Source Type: news