Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola – update 25

24 August 2005

As of 23 August 2005, the Ministry of Health in Angola reported a total of 374 cases, including 329 deaths (CFR 88%) reported countrywide. Of these, 368 cases, including 323 deaths, were reported in Uige Province. A total of 158 cases were laboratory confirmed.

52 contacts are being monitored in Uige Province and clinical specimens from alerts continue to be shipped to the Special Pathogens Program, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, for diagnostic testing.

The last confirmed case of Marburg died on 21 July 2005 in Songo municipality, Uige Province. There have been no laboratory confirmed cases since then.