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Marburg fever death toll tops 300 in Angola–WHO

Marburg fever has killed more than 300 people in Angola, mainly through exposure to the deadly virus at home and at funerals, but the situation is improving, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The United Nations agency said Angolan health officials had reported 337 cases since late last year, 311 of them fatal. WHO spokeswoman Aphaluck Bhatiasevi told Reuters the outbreak was not yet contained but deaths were being prevented by better awareness, which had resulted in Angolans bringing patients to hospital early.Full Story

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