- The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday issued a health advisory about the Marburg virus outbreak in Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania, stating that healthcare providers must be on the lookout for any suspected imported cases.1
- The health agency stressed the importance of early detection in order to provide appropriate and prompt patient care while preventing the spread of infection.2
- The virus isn't spread through airborne transmission but rather through contact with contaminated blood, body fluids, or needles. No cases of the rare but fatal disease have been reported in the US, with officials claiming the risk is low.3
- This warning comes a week after the CDC announced the deployment of its National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases to assist the two countries and urged travelers to avoid contact with sick people and healthcare facilities in the outbreak areas.4
- Equatorial Guinea reportedly confirmed 14 Marburg cases — 10 deadly — between Feb. 7 and Apr. 5, while Tanzania has identified eight cases in connection to an outbreak in the northwest Kagera region, including five casualties, as of Wednesday.5
- Symptoms of the virus, which kills nearly half of all patients, often start with fever and headaches between two days and three weeks after exposure, potentially building to diarrhea, 'massive hemorrhaging,' and organ failure. No approved vaccines exist for Marburg, only some hundreds of doses of experimental shots.6
- Establishment-critical narrative, as provided by Simonmercieca. The world's deep state seems to be back at work, exaggerating pandemic threats, which will only serve to induce needless panic. It's no coincidence that concern about Marburg — which allegedly spreads easily between humans, requiring quarantine, PPE, and vaccines— is gaining traction shortly after the World Economic Forum, desperate to identify and mitigate 'Disease X' or the next COVID, met in Davos.
- Pro-establishment narrative, as provided by New York Times. Though historically rare since it was first identified in 1967, Marburg outbreaks in African nations have been on the rise in recent years, likely due to shifts in human and animal behavior caused by climate change. While global agencies are good at controlling the spread of a virus, the lack of approved treatments or vaccines for this deadly disease is alarming, particularly as the cases have been geographically dispersed as African borders are busy and porous.