Tag archive for ‘Marburg virus’
By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Marburg outbreak in Uganda: Five cases reported

The Ugandan Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) last week and WHO delivered an update on the outbreak yesterday. As of 24 October, five cases have been reported – one confirmed More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Ebola screening expected to increase at airports as Ashoka Mukpo back in US

Another American patient with Ebola arrived in the United States on Monday, reminding the nation that the virus killing thousands of people in West Africa will likely continue crossing U.S. borders. Ashoka Mukpo, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Public Health Canada: ‘There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada’

In a follow-up to a story yesterday  where a man hospitalized in a Saskatoon hospital for a suspected viral hemorrhagic fever, Canadian health officials say this has been “ruled out”, according to several More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

BioCryst’s BCX4430 completely protected non-human primate from Marburg 48 hours post-infection

PRESS RELEASE BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCRX) today announced the online publication in the journal Nature of extensive laboratory and nonclinical characterizations of BCX4430, including efficacy results More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Uganda: Three dead in new Ebola outbreak

Ebola virus Image/CDC The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Luweero district in Central Uganda, according to a WHO More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The second hemorrhagic fever vaccine success story in less than a month: this time it’s Marburg

As I reported on May 24, 2010, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in conjunction with other agencies came up with a vaccine which produced immunity in monkeys against the Ebola More...

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