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Viewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing?

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dc.contributor Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. mborchert@itg.be
dc.creator Borchert, M
dc.creator Boelaert, M
dc.creator Sleurs, H
dc.creator Muyembe-Tamfum, J J
dc.creator Pirard, P
dc.creator Colebunders, R
dc.creator Van der Stuyft, P
dc.creator van der Groen, G
dc.date 2000-05
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T07:11:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T07:11:14Z
dc.identifier Viewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing? 2000, 5 (5):318-24 Trop. Med. Int. Health
dc.identifier 1360-2276
dc.identifier 10886793
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10144/28677
dc.identifier http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/handle/10144/28677
dc.identifier Tropical Medicine & International Health
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10144/28677
dc.description The recent outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put the filovirus threat back on the international health agenda. This paper gives an overview of Marburg and Ebola outbreaks so far observed and puts them in a public health perspective. Damage on the local level has been devastating at times, but was marginal on the international level despite the considerable media attention these outbreaks received. The potential hazard of outbreaks, however, after export of filovirus from its natural environment into metropolitan areas, is argued to be considerable. Some avenues for future research and intervention are explored. Beyond the obvious need to find the reservoir and study the natural history, public health strategies for a more timely and efficient response are urgently needed.
dc.language en
dc.rights Archived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwell, [url]http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi[/url]
dc.title Viewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing?

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