Viewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/28677
Title:
Viewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing?
Authors:
Borchert, M; Boelaert, M; Sleurs, H; Muyembe-Tamfum, J J; Pirard, P; Colebunders, R; Van der Stuyft, P; van der Groen, G
Journal:
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Abstract:
The recent outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put the filovirus threat back on the international health agenda. This paper gives an overview of Marburg and Ebola outbreaks so far observed and puts them in a public health perspective. Damage on the local level has been devastating at times, but was marginal on the international level despite the considerable media attention these outbreaks received. The potential hazard of outbreaks, however, after export of filovirus from its natural environment into metropolitan areas, is argued to be considerable. Some avenues for future research and intervention are explored. Beyond the obvious need to find the reservoir and study the natural history, public health strategies for a more timely and efficient response are urgently needed.
Affiliation:
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. mborchert@itg.be
Issue Date:
May-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/28677
PubMed ID:
10886793
Language:
en
ISSN:
1360-2276
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBorchert, M-
dc.contributor.authorBoelaert, M-
dc.contributor.authorSleurs, H-
dc.contributor.authorMuyembe-Tamfum, J J-
dc.contributor.authorPirard, P-
dc.contributor.authorColebunders, R-
dc.contributor.authorVan der Stuyft, P-
dc.contributor.authorvan der Groen, G-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-28T13:52:14Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-28T13:52:14Z-
dc.date.issued2000-05-
dc.identifier.citationViewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing? 2000, 5 (5):318-24 Trop. Med. Int. Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1360-2276-
dc.identifier.pmid10886793-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/28677-
dc.description.abstractThe recent outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put the filovirus threat back on the international health agenda. This paper gives an overview of Marburg and Ebola outbreaks so far observed and puts them in a public health perspective. Damage on the local level has been devastating at times, but was marginal on the international level despite the considerable media attention these outbreaks received. The potential hazard of outbreaks, however, after export of filovirus from its natural environment into metropolitan areas, is argued to be considerable. Some avenues for future research and intervention are explored. Beyond the obvious need to find the reservoir and study the natural history, public health strategies for a more timely and efficient response are urgently needed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwell, [url]http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi[/url]en
dc.subject.meshCongoen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshHemorrhagic Fever, Ebolaen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMarburg Virus Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen
dc.titleViewpoint: filovirus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks: much ado about nothing?en
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. mborchert@itg.been
dc.identifier.journalTropical Medicine & International Healthen

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