epidemics and pandemics

Equatorial Guinea: Marburg virus disease

Marburg virus disease (MVD) is a highly fatal, highly contagious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever. It has with a case fatality rate of up to 88%. Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health declared a Marburg outbreak on 13 February 2023, following confirmed deaths from the disease. Through this Emergency Appeal, the IFRC is supporting the Equatorial Guinea Red Cross to conduct risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities, surveillance, case management, infection prevention and control activities, and safe and dignified burials.

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Equatorial Guinea Red Cross volunteers in Mongomo train community mobilisers on risk communication and community engagement on Marburg virus disease after an outbreak was declared in the country in February 2023.

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