The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging travelers to Guinea and Tanzania to beryllium mindful of contracting the deadly Marburg virus. The CDC is besides sending unit to Africa to assistance stopping the outbreak of the disease.
The Marburg virus is an infectious illness that has precocious fatality rates and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), has epidemic potential.
This week, the CDC announced that it is sending its National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases to respond to the outbreaks successful Guinea and Tanzania.
Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania are facing their archetypal known outbreaks of Marburg virus. The CDC has likened the Marburg microorganism to Ebola. (Center of Disease Control)
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This week, the CDC urged travelers successful Guinea and Tanzania to debar interaction with sick people, healthcare facilities successful the outbreak areas and to ticker for symptoms for 3 weeks aft leaving the area.
Travelers to Equatorial Guinea should instrumentality enhanced precautions and debar non-essential question to the provinces wherever the outbreak is occurring, the Center of Disease Control said. (Center of Disease Control)
In February, Equatorial Guinea announced the archetypal outbreak of the microorganism and the state has since counted officially 9 cases with an further 20 probable cases, each of whom person died, according to WHO.
About 1,800 miles away, crossed the continent, Tanzania is besides reporting a Marburg outbreak and has confirmed eight cases, including 5 deaths, according to WHO.
On March 21, 2023, Tanzania declared an outbreak of Marburg microorganism disease. Confirmed cases person been reported successful the Kagera Region. (Center of Disease Control)
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The microorganism is simply a uncommon and deadly illness which causes fever, chills, muscle pain, rash, sore throat, diarrhea, weakness oregon unexplained bleeding oregon bruising.
According to the CDC, the Marburg microorganism tin beryllium dispersed done "blood oregon assemblage fluids of a idiosyncratic infected with oregon who has died from Marburg."
Marburg microorganism illness is simply a uncommon and deadly illness that has, astatine times, caused outbreaks successful respective African countries. (Center of Disease Control)
The microorganism is besides dispersed by interaction with contaminated objects (such arsenic clothing, bedding, needles, and aesculapian equipment) oregon by interaction with animals, specified as bats.
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In 2018, astatine the Queen Elizabeth National Park successful the Python Cave, CDC scientists spearheaded a task aft tourists and adjacent colony experienced outbreaks of the virus.
According to the CDC, wellness experts investigated wherever the bats spell astatine nighttime to amended recognize however the microorganism is transmitted to humans by putting GPS units connected the backs of bats to way their movements.
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