admin

Africa

Protesters, police clash in protests

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Kenya election protests result in deadly violence. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reportsOriginal Article [contf] [contfnew] [hhm]CNN[hhmc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

Africa

Marburg virus disease is among most virulent pathogens

Marburg virus disease, which causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever, ranks among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans, according to the World Health Organization. As of Saturday, two confirmed cases, one probable case and two suspected cases have been reported in the Kween district, on the border with Kenya, Tarik Jašarević, a spokesman for the WHO, wrote in an email. The confirmed and probable cases — two brothers and a sister — have died. The WHO, which is working with Ugandan health authorities to contain the outbreak, has followed up with 135 contacts of the patients, Jašarević said. Some positive news has come of these investigations: Blood tests showed no infection in two health care workers who had previously been classified as suspected cases."Marburg is a virus that is in the same family as Ebola, and it basically has very similar characteristics," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a spokesman for the Infectious Disease Society of America. "So it spreads in blood and body fl..

1 2,526 2,527 2,528 2,552
Page 2527 of 2552