Sesay added that bats also assist in pest control, as they feed on insects like mosquitos, thereby limiting the spread of malaria, adding that stakeholders should always live safely with bats and that they should not disturb them where they live, because if they are disturbed, they will get loos and come in numbers into the communities, which would put people and communities in risk of the Marburg Virus
, which would lay the platform for human transmission.
The first recognized filovirus outbreak was in Europe with the Marburg virus
Filoviruses, such as Ebola virus and Marburg virus
, and poxviruses, including smallpox, pose a potential biological warfare or bioterrorism threat.
This is also a gripping and frightening story about weapons that could have sent millions to unspeakably gruesome deaths, their tissues dissolving and blood oozing from their nose, mouth, and genitals--as a colleague of Alibek's dies after accidentally injecting himself with the Marburg virus
, or suffocating from pulmonary anthrax, as untold dozens of Russians did when spores were accidentally released into the atmosphere from a secret plant in Sverdlovsk in June 1979.
Disease - also known as "green monkey disease" and "vervet monkey disease" - causes bleeding from every open orifice of the body.
Release date- 06082019 - GSK and the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) today announced exclusive agreements for Sabin to advance the development of the prophylactic candidate vaccines against the deadly Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan and the closely related, but lesser known, Marburg virus
GeoVax Labs announced positive results from preclinical challenge studies of its Marburg virus
vaccine candidate; Marburg virus
a critical medical threat against which there is currently no available vaccine or treatment.
Although the natural reservoirs of Ebola viruses remain unconfirmed, considerable evidence supports a role for bat species, particularly fruit bats, analogous to findings implicating Rousettus aegypticus fruit bats as a reservoir for Marburg virus
Paramount Chief, Kondewullay Gbawuru Mansaray the III of Wara Wara Yagala Chiefdom, popularly known as Chief Paygayhas warned residents of Koinadugu district against all forms of bats as there has been a recent discovery of Marburg Virus
in Cave Dwelling Fruit-Eating Bat in the District.
Under the second USD2.9m four year NIH grant, Dr Lai will develop a broadly neutralizing antibody therapy for Ebola and extend that strategy to Marburg virus
, a deadly filovirus that is distantly related to Ebola.
Case definition recommendations for Ebola or Marburg virus