Marburg virus disease


What are the risks of getting Marburg virus disease?

There have been no confirmed cases of Marburg virus disease in Canada.

As long as precautions are taken, there is low risk of contracting Marburg virus in a country where the disease is present.

Where the virus is present, people who have close contact with infected humans are most at risk. These people include:

  • laboratory or quarantine facility workers
  • hospital staff
  • family members caring for patients
  • morticians and other individuals handling corpses of persons who have succumbed to Marburg virus disease

The Public Health Agency of Canada works closely with its national and international partners, including the World Health Organization, to track Marburg virus disease activity around the world. The Agency will continue to assess the risks of Marburg virus disease in Canada on an ongoing basis.

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