Saturday, May 28, 2005

New Marburg cases jump

[Click to enlarge]The latest report from the WHO on the Marburg outbreak in Angola shows a new large jump in the number of cases. Currently the toll is at 399 cases, 335 of them fatal. The minimal fatality rate has dropped to just below 85%, but an explanation for this can be that many of the new cases are «fresh», and that a jump in the number of fatalities will come later.

As can be clearly seen from the graph, the rate is higher now than it has been the last month. For the moment it is at 3.5 new cases per day, and 2.6 new fatalities per day.