Dr. Andy

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Progress on Marburg outbreak

This article says yes:
Dr. Nestor Ndayimirije, an epidemiologist and leader of the World Health Organization's efforts in Uíge, said he that believed headway was being made."If we compare with previous weeks, when we had 10 to 15 cases a day, now we have 4 to 5 cases a day," he said. "I am certain we will control this epidemic if we work more with the communities."
but this article suggests otherwise:
Doctors Without Borders and WHO medical workers were attacked on Thursday by residents who feared the teams had brought the virus with them and were responsible for spreading it. The emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, Monica de Castellarnau, said the attacks stemmed from lack of information and that education campaigns were being launched.
The first article gives some interesting insight into the situation on the ground in Angola and how the WHO teams operate


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