The confirmed case and death of a Ugandan health worker from Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) has got the attention from neighboring countries as preventive measures are being increased to prevent Marburg into...

In a follow-up to the fatal case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda reported on Oct. 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports as of today, a total of 146 contacts have been identified...

The number of deaths due to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has passed the 4,000 mark, according to health officials from the outbreak countries. In a World Health Organization (WHO) update today,...

In a follow-up report on a man who died from Marburg Virus Disease in late September, Ugandan health officials say at least 99 contacts of the victim were followed up on Tuesday. In addition, samples...

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The following information concerning bushmeat and Ebola transmission was published by the CDC yesterday in a flyer: Bushmeat The term “bushmeat” refers to meat that comes from wild animals captured...

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The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with...

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) fatalities in Sierra Leone rose by 121 from Oct. 4th to 5th, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone. On Saturday,...

The last outbreak of the filovirus, Marburg virus in Uganda took place in 2012 where some 20 people were sickened and 9 died due to the Ebola virus “cousin”. Today, the Uganda Ministry of...

A cholera outbreak in Ghana, which has affected thousands of people to date, has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an advisory for travelers to the West African country. According...

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American hip-hop artist, Akon, was one of the performers commemorating International Peace Day in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Sept.21. He was one of several national and international...