Africa: 'Bisexual People's Existence Constantly Challenged, Erased'
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) and the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS, and Gender (CSA&G) at the University Pretoria together with the Center for Gender Studies and Feminist Futures (CGS) and the Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) at the Philipps-University Marburg has launched the first edition of the Pretoria-Marburg Queer Conversations which will be held monthly from April to September 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 5, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is lax security in labs putting us at risk of another pandemic? 
These top-level labs, classed as Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4), house the really dangerous pathogens, such as Covid-19, Ebola and the deadly Marburg viruses (fatal in around 88 per cent of cases). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Difference Between Marburg and Ebola Virus
What Is the Difference Between Marburg and Ebola Virus Infections? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea: Health Authorities Declare End of Marburg Virus Disease Outbreak
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville/Conakry -- Guinea today declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak having recorded no new cases over the past 42 days--two incubation periods, or the time between infection and the onset of symptoms. The virus was confirmed on 9 August, marking the first time the disease emerged in the country and in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Marburg in Guinea - the Value of Lessons From Managing Other Haemorrhagic Outbreaks
[The Conversation Africa] As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in Africa amid insufficient vaccination rollout, viral haemorrhagic fever has again raised its head. This adds to public health turmoil on the continent where resources to respond to emerging and re-emerging epidemic prone zoonotic diseases remain limited. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: The First Human Case of Marburg Virus in West Africa Is No Surprise - Here's Why
[The Conversation Africa] The first case of fatal Marburg virus disease was identified in Guinea, West Africa on 9 August 2021. Marburg is a highly infectious zoonotic haemorrhagic fever transmitted to people from fruit bats, specifically the Egyptian Rousette bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). It spreads among humans through direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, surfaces and materials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why The Discovery Of Marburg Virus In West Africa Is A Concern
When zoonotic diseases spillover from wildlife into people it can be very difficult to tell whether what we observe is a singular event, one off and unlikely to lead to anything, or the tip of an iceberg. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

West Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Surge in West Africa Amid Ebola and Other Outbreaks - WHO
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that threaten to further strain the already stretched emergency response capacity in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa
A deadly case of the Marburg virus has been identified in Guinea, the first time in the West Africa region.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa
A deadly case of the Marburg virus has been identified in Guinea, the first-time in the West Africa region. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marburg virus warning: Why the UK MUST be 'vigilant' for deadly Ebola-like virus symptoms
MARBURG virus was spotted in West Africa earlier this week, the World Health Organization confirmed, when a patient tested positive and subsequently died of the Ebola-like disease. A doctor has now warned people in the UK to remain "vigilant" for any signs or symptoms of the Marburg virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO supports Guinea after detection of first-ever case of Marburg disease
The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Guinea following a confirmed death from Marburg virus disease, the first known case in the country and West Africa, the UN agency reported on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Discovered in Neighboring Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The World Health Organization (WHO)-Liberia Country Office has notified the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) of two confirmed cases of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Gueckedou, the Republic of Guinea. The patients are 46-year-old male and a female (age unknown) who were both residents of Temessadou, a Sub-Prefecture of Gueckedou. The Guinean Health Authorities were alerted by community members of Koundou Lengo Bengou which is 54 kilometers away from Gueckedou. This is the first time Marbur (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly Ebola-like Marburg virus could ‘spread far and wide’ if not stopped: WHO
A man who died in West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola-like Marburg virus — with health officials scrambling to stop the killer... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea confirms first case of deadly Marburg virus months after end of Ebola outbreak
Part of the same virus family as Ebola, Marburg has a fatality rate that can reach up to 90%, as the person who had it has died. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news