Marburg Outbreak Now Worst Ever

Posted on April 1, 2005

The Marburg outbreak, which recently spread into Luanda, Angola's capital city, has now killed 126 people. This makes it the worst outbreak of Marburg ever experienced. The worst outbreak before this one occured in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1998 and killed 123 people. The BBC reports that new labs have been set up in the Uige province (where the outbreak began) and in the city of Luanda. 132 cases have been reported so far and the number of cases is still climbing. You can find out more about Marburg in our last entry on the deadly outbreak.

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