Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola – update 23

13 July 2005

Following review of data by the Outbreak Response Team, the Ministry of Health has reported a total of 351 cases and 312 deaths from Marburg haemorrhagic fever as of 10 July. The team is currently following up 64 contacts in Uige Province.

The team continues to receive and investigate alerts to potential cases. Clinical specimens from alerts are being transported to the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory. Continuing support for infection control will be provided to hospitals and health centres in Uige Province.

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