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Earlier this year, the Ebola virus popped up for the first time ever in West Africa. How it got there, some 2,000 miles from previous Ebola hotspots in remote parts of Central Africa, remains a mystery. Experts are particularly concerned about the current outbreak, which has sickened more than 250 and killed at least 140, because the pathogen has made its way into Conakry, the densely populated capital city of Guinea. Read more
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Marburg and Ebola Virus Infections
Ebola virus and Marburg virus are related viruses that cause hemorrhagic fevers — illnesses marked by severe bleeding (hemorrhage), organ failure and, in many cases, death. Both viruses are native to Africa, where sporadic outbreaks have occurred f...
Tropical Medicine is the study of diseases more commonly found in tropical regions than elsewhere. Examples of these diseases are malaria, yellow fever, Chagas disease, Dengue, Helminths, African trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filaria...