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April 5, 2005

Worst-Ever Marburg Epidemic Shows No Signs of Abating

Topics: International News

An near-epidemic of the Marburg virus-induced hemorrhagic fever in Angola continues unabated. Look for the situation to become much worse before it gets better. WHO is putting up a good face, but my bet is that their worried.

- DNC
A rapid increase in the number of fatalities due to the Marburg hemorrhagic fever virus has created a state of near-panic in Angola, particularly in the disease epicenter -- the northern province of Uige -- and in the densely poulated capital city of Luanda. The latest press reports quote Angolan health minister Sebastiao Veloso as saying the number of known deaths has reached 155 and the total number of identified cases is 175.

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