Coronavirus: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Thu Feb 16 20:08:01 PST 2023

Globo Gov Pol's keep pumping fear out of every little thing...
cower and submit yourselves unto them, you sheep, lol...

This latest attempt is MARBURG M.A.R.B.U.R.G. !!!

WHO Convenes 'Urgent' Meeting Over Marburg, One Of World’s Deadliest Viruses

The World Health Organization (WHO) convened an “urgent meeting” this
week amid an outbreak of the Marburg virus, which causes one of the
world’s deadliest diseases, in Africa.
A hazmat worker is seen in a file photo. (LM Otero/AP Photo)

Health officials say Marburg, first seen in the late 1960s, is related
to Ebola. However, WHO officials say it’s far more deadly, killing
upwards of 88 percent of people who contract it.

The virus has been detected in several African countries over the past
several months, including recently in Equatorial Guinea. A small
number of Marburg cases were found in Ghana late last year.

“WHO on Tuesday convened an urgent meeting of the Marburg virus
vaccine consortium (MARVAC) to discuss the outbreak,” a news release
from the United Nations-backed health agency said on Tuesday, adding
that Equatorial Guinea has confirmed its first-ever case of the virus.
WHO officials say the virus is responsible for nine deaths in the tiny
African nation.
Doctor Mark Katz, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO),
takes an oral sample from patient Feliciana suspected of having
Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Kinguangua, near Uige, on May 6, 2005.
(Christopher Black/WHO/AFP via Getty Images)

The Marburg outbreak was centered around Kie Ntem Province, located in
western Equatorial Guinea. The deaths occurred between Jan. 7 and Feb.
7, WHO said, citing reports.

“Surveillance in the field has been intensified,” George Ameh, WHO’s
country representative in Equatorial Guinea, was quoted as saying by
the Daily Mail during Tuesday’s meeting. “Contact tracing, as you
know, is a cornerstone of the response. We have … redeployed the
COVID-19 teams that were there for contact tracing and quickly
retrofitted them to really help us out.”

In its release, WHO said it sent “advance teams” to impacted districts
in the West African country to provide medical care and perform
contract tracing. “Health authorities sent samples to the Institut
Pasteur reference laboratory in Senegal, with support from WHO, to
determine the cause,” Tuesday’s release added. “Eight samples were
tested, one of which turned out positive.”

Cases of the virus, however, are considered rare. Annual global
figures released by WHO indicate that cases tend to be in the single
digits worldwide.

And although it remains “a very rare disease in people,” says the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “when it occurs, it has
the potential to spread,” and can be highly deadly. “Health care staff
and family members who care for the patient” infected with the
hemorrhagic fever are most at risk, the CDC says (pdf) in a fact

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