oa South African Family Practice - Marburg haemorrhagic fever : a rare but fatal disease : review article

Volume 47, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Marburg haemorrhagic fever: A rare but fatal disease Ogunbanjo GA, MFGP(SA), M Fam Med, FACRRM, FACTM, FAFP(SA) Dept. of Family Medicine & PHC, University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus), Pretoria Keywords: Marburg, Ebola, haemorrhagic fever, outbreak (SA Fam Pract 2005;47(4): 21) Introduction Marburg haemorrhagic fever was initially detected in 1967 following simultaneous outbreaks in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and Belgrade (former Yugoslavia). The outbreaks occurred in laboratory workers handling African green monkeys imported from Uganda with resultant 25 primary cases, 6 secondary cases and 7 deaths. Since the initial outbreaks in Germany and former Yugoslavia, the current Angolan outbreak, which started ..

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