CDC Provides Update on Marburg Virus

On February 13, Equatorial Guinea declared an outbreak of Marburg virus, which currently consists of one confirmed case and eight probable cases. To date, no probable or confirmed cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD) have been reported in the United States or anywhere outside of Equatorial Guinea, and the risk of MVD in the United States is very low. On March 21, CDC issued a travel health notice for Marburg in Tanzania. CDC alerted state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health agencies as well as nongovernmental partners to this information in a March 21 letter. The letter also included links to MVD-related resources currently available. In addition, CDC is currently reviewing and updating, as needed, other existing Marburg and viral hemorrhagic fever resources and will make these materials available to STLT jurisdictions and partners.

CDC is working with federal and international partners to support the government of Equatorial Guinea in their efforts to contain the outbreak as soon as possible. CDC is also coordinating with the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and other interagency colleagues to ensure domestic preparedness for this threat.

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