According to the CDC, children older than 13 years will be required to be vaccinated against the highly contagious virus if they are in one of 16 counties that the state’s Department of Health (DOH) has identified as being at high risk for Marburg disease. While Marburg virus outbreaks have been extremely rare since 1989, they have already killed one person this year and been confirmed in the US for the first time since 2000.
Marburg’s lethality is actually far more severe than Ebola. Although it’s possible that some of these two diseases are responsible for each other’s higher fatality rates, the most recent investigations suggest they’re not related. The FDA currently believes that Marburg occurs naturally in Africa, where malaria is common as well, which explains why the infected person contracted the infection in the country and not from the GE’s Texas Portola Oil Terminal in Lake Charles, where Ebola was first diagnosed in the US. Nevertheless, the underlying disease pathology accounts for the two types of viruses infecting them: co-typing, in which both species of the viruses produce offspring and live freely in the same hosts. Most Ebola sufferers are the offspring of infective Marburg organisms.
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