Accession Number : ADA956022

Title :   Maridi Haemorrhagic Fever,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Knobloch, J. ; Dietrich, M. ; Peters, D. ; Nielsen, G. ; Schumacher, H. H.

Report Date : 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In the period from June to November 1976, there occurred in the Sudan and in Zaire - at first isolated, and then in epidemic form - cases of a disease with a high mortality rate that, according to its symptomatic, could have been yellow fever or Lassa fever. This report contains our observations of the course of this disease and the findings of hematological, virological, histological and immuno-diagnostic analyses that show that this was a disease similar to the Marburg virus disease that first appeared in 1967. We obtained blood samples from acutely ill patients at the hospital in Maridi as well as liver tissue from one deceased patient; these samples were given to an official of the WHO, packed in dry ice, for isolation of the virus at the Microbiological Research Establishment (MRE) in Porton Down, England.

Descriptors :   BLOOD, CARBON DIOXIDE, DEATH, HIGH RATE, ILLNESS, ISOLATION, LIVER, MORTALITY RATE, PATIENTS, SAMPLING, SOLIDIFIED GASES, SUDAN, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), VIRUSES, YELLOW FEVER, ZAIRE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE