Sunday, May 08, 2005

WHO reports lower Marburg case numbers

[Click to enlarge] The WHO published a new report on 6 May confirming the earlier reported jump in the number of new cases, but the new number is lower than the numbers quoted in the press. On 3 May, the WHO had counted 308 Marburg cases, compared to the number of 313 reported by CIDRAP. The graph on the right is corrected accordingly.

This means that new Marburg cases have been discovered at a rate of 3.1 cases per day since 12 April. The minimal fatality rate is 90%, but the WHO hasn't reported any recoveries yet.