Outbreak of Marburg virus hemorrhagic fever--Angola, October 1, 2004-March 29, 2005

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Apr 1;54(12):308-9.

Abstract

On March 23, 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Marburg virus (family Filoviridae, which includes Ebola virus) as the causative agent of an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) in Uige Province in northern Angola. Testing conducted by CDC's Special Pathogens Branch detected the presence of virus in nine of 12 clinical specimens from patients who died during the outbreak.

MeSH terms

  • Angola / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Humans
  • Marburg Virus Disease / epidemiology*