(8.) Bausch DG, Nichol ST, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Borchert M, Rollin PE, Sleurs H, et al.; International Scientific and Technical Committee for Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Control in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Since 2010, scientists at the laboratory have tested more than 11,000 human blood samples and have confirmed 16 outbreaks, including Ebola (3), Marburg hemorrhagic fever
(3), Rift Valley Fever (4) and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (6).
- Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
- Pipeline Review, H1 2015
Pathogenesis of Marburg hemorrhagic fever
in cynomolgus macaques.
Two recent animal studies have indicated promise for vaccines that protect against Ebola virus and Marburg hemorrhagic fever
Marburg hemorrhagic fever
(MHF) is a rare, viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF); the causative agent is an RNA virus in the family Filoviridae, and growing evidence demonstrates that fruit bats are the natural reservoir of Marburg virus (MARV) (1,2).
Risk and crisis communication should be an integral part of governments' planning and preparation for everything from bioterrorism to Marburg hemorrhagic fever
. In the latter, crisis communication has included everything from raising awareness of how to handle dead bodies to fear-assuaging explanations about the use of bio-suits.
The causative agents of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Marburg hemorrhagic fever
, C-CHFV, Rift Valley fever, and yellow fever are all endemic in East and Central Africa, and sporadic cases, as well as outbreaks, are likely to continue to occur in this region (3-5).
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and Marburg hemorrhagic fever
have occurred in Europe.