Source Pravda.Ru

Marburg virus: situation is completely under control

Medical teams trying to stamp out the worst recorded incidence of Marburg virus in Angola are beginning to get the deadly outbreak under control as cooperation from stricken communities improves, the U.N. health agency said Saturday.

The virus, closely related to the feared &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2001/12/30/24810.html ' target=_blank>Ebola virus, has caused hemorrhagic fever in 266 people and killed 244 of them since March, when the outbreak first came to the attention of health authorities.

As communities began to understand the dangers of the virus, though, the number of new cases dropped from an average of 35 per week to 15, the World Health Organization reported, informs ABC News.

According to PTI News, medical teams fighting to control the deadly outbreak of Marburg virus in Angola, which have so far claimed 244 lives, have found initial success as fatality rates are decreasing, the United Nations &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/region/2001/07/24/10874.html ' target=_blank>World Health Organisation has said.