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Viet Nam monitors entrants from African region with Marburg virus outbreaks

VGP - The Ministry of Health requested entrants from African countries with Marburg virus disease outbreaks be monitored for 21 days.

March 20, 2023 5:35 PM GMT+7
Viet Nam monitors entrants from African region with Marburg virus outbreaks - Ảnh 1.

Marburg is one of the most infectious and lethal diseases, according to the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Viet Nam

The request was made as Marburg, the highly contagious and lethal disease killed nine people in Equatorial Guinea and could spread further into the African region.

The ministry asked for close supervision of entrants at border gates, the community and medical facilities.

The ministry also requested that samples would be taken in suspected cases for isolation, treatment and disease investigation.

"This is a highly dangerous disease," the ministry noted, adding that its death rate could go up to 88 percent.

There are no vaccines or antiviral treatments approved to treat it yet.

The ministry also warned risks of disease import in Viet Nam./.