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A cluster of Marburg virus disease involving a infant

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Show simple item record Borchert, M. en_US Muyembe-Tamfum, J. J. en_US Colebunders, R. en_US Libande, M. en_US Sabue, M. en_US Van der Stuyft, P. en_US 2007-12-06T14:42:18Z 2007-12-06T14:42:18Z 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1360-2276 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-H1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-C3A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-HLA en_US
dc.identifier.other HEALTH en_US
dc.identifier.other U-EPID en_US
dc.identifier.other CLINIC en_US
dc.identifier.other U-HIVCLI en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other MULTI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
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dc.description.abstract A noteworthy cluster of six cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) was identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the cases is the first infant Marburg fever patient ever documented. Three of six cases presented surprisingly mild symptoms. The results of epidemiological and virological investigations are compatible with person-to-person transmission through body fluids and with mother-to-child transmission while nurturing. The findings show that mild cases of MHF have to be expected during an outbreak and point out the difficulty to base patient management decisions on clinical case definitions alone.
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.subject Viral diseases en_US
dc.subject Marburg virus disease en_US
dc.subject Surveillance en_US
dc.subject Case detection en_US
dc.subject Clustering en_US
dc.subject Outbreak control en_US
dc.subject Transmission en_US
dc.subject Infants en_US
dc.subject Disease transmission, vertical en_US
dc.subject Mother-to-child en_US
dc.subject Breast feeding en_US
dc.subject Clinical diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Signs and symptoms en_US
dc.subject Laboratory diagnosis en_US
dc.subject Congo-Kinshasa en_US
dc.subject Africa, Central en_US
dc.title A cluster of Marburg virus disease involving a infant en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 10
dc.citation.jtitle Tropical Medicine and International Health en_US
dc.citation.volume 7 en_US
dc.citation.pages 902-906 en_US Oxford
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trop Med Int Health en_US

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