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Traveler's Awareness Notification:

Traveler's Awareness Notification: Regarding CDC HAN: 00489

Marburg Virus Disease Outbreaks in Equatorial Guinea & Tanzania

There are currently two confirmed outbreaks of Marburg virus disease (MVD)—one in Equatorial Guinea and one in Tanzania.


Recommendations for the Public: Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) is a serious and often deadly disease.

When living in or traveling to a region where Marburg virus is potentially present, there are a number of ways to protect yourself and prevent spread. This includes avoiding contact with blood and body fluids (or materials possibly contaminated with blood and body fluids) of people who are sick; funeral or burial practices that involve touching the body of someone who died from suspected or confirmed MVD; or contact with fruit bats and nonhuman primates and areas known to be inhabited by fruit bats (such as mines or caves). These same prevention methods should be used when living in or traveling to an area experiencing an outbreak of MVD. After returning from an area experiencing an outbreak, people should monitor their health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if they develop symptoms of MVD.



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