Introduction to Marburg Virus Disease

This course introduces Marburg Virus Disease and outlines the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, transmission routes and epidemiology of the disease. It also discusses prevention and control strategies.

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Self-paced
Language: English
Marburg

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Overview: Marburg virus disease is a zoonotic disease that has resulted in several outbreaks. It has the potential to cause severe disease and death in humans. The 2018 annual review of the WHO R&D Blueprint list of priority diseases indicates that there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for the Marburg virus. This introductory course provides an overview of the signs, symptoms, transmission routes, diagnosis, and epidemiology of the disease. It also discusses prevention and control strategies.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission routes of Marburg virus disease (MVD)
  • Describe the main prevention and control measures to respond to MVD outbreaks
  • List key public health concerns during a Marburg virus disease outbreak.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete 100% of the course material.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 100% of the course material.