On 12 February 2023, the government of Equatorial Guinea reported the deaths of a number of individuals with Marburg hemorrhagic fever.
Marburg virus disease is a highly virulent disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, with a very high fatality rate. Read more!About Marburg Virus Disease (MVD)
As of 21 February 2023, the cumulative number of cases is nine, including one confirmed case, four probable cases and four suspected cases. All the cases have died, one in a health facility and the other eight in the community. There are no cases among healthcare workers. Thirty-four contacts are currently under follow-up.
Advice for travelers:
Travelers to Equatorial Guinea should:
• Avoid contact with sick people who have symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, and rash.
• Avoid contact with blood and other body fluids.
• Avoid contact with fruit bats and the caves and mines where they live.
• Avoid non-human primates (e.g., chimpanzees).
• Avoid non-essential travel to a specific province in Equatorial Guinea currently experiencing the outbreak of MVD.