The Marburg virus outbreak in Angola has spread to theDemocratic Republic of the Congo and to Italy, where ninecases have been reported. Marburg has a short chain ofcontagion, and is not considered as dangerous as Ebola. Atpresent, it is believed that the virus can only be spread bytouch and contact with infected body fluids. An Italianpediatrician died of the disease last week in Angola, but itis not known if the cases just reported in Italy areconnected. A possible case in Portugal has been ruled not tobe Marburg.
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