The U.S. Communities for Infectious prevention and Counteraction (CDC) is asking explorers to Guinea and Tanzania to be aware of getting the dangerous Marburg infection. To assist in halting the disease’s spread, the CDC is also sending personnel to Africa.
The virus, Marburg is an infectious disease with a high death rate and the potential for an epidemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced sending its National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases to Guinea and Tanzania to respond to the outbreaks over there.
Travelers to Guinea and Tanzania were urged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep an eye out for symptoms three weeks after they left the affected areas and to stay away from sick people and health care facilities.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that Equatorial Guinea reported the first outbreak of the virus. Since then, the country has officially reported 8 cases with 20 probable cases, all of whom have died.
The Marburg virus could spread through “the blood or body fluids of a people infected with someone who has died from Marburg.” according to the CDC.
The infection is likewise spread by contact with debased objects (like attire, bedding, needles, and clinical gear) or by contact with creatures, as bats.
The CDC reports that health professionals put GPS units on bats to track their movements and investigated where the bats go at night to learn more about how the virus gets to humans.
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