First US case of Marburg fever has been confirmed in Colorado
February 7, 2009 - 19:15
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado.
Authorities say the patient - who contracted the rare illness while travelling in Uganda - has since recovered.
The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Dave Daigle said no previous cases have been reported in the United States.
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