Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Government Sector(Government, Legal & Humanity)
Filter PR by
MoHAP urges the Public to be Aware of the Virus causing Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
MoHAP urges the Public to be Aware of the Virus causing Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
• Marburg is a rare hemorrhagic fever that can be transmitted to humans through exposure to animals in enclosed settings such as mines or caves.
• Travelers coming from Tanzania and Guinea should self-isolate and go to the nearest health facility.
Dubai, April 4th, 2023:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has urged the public to be aware of the virus causing Marburg hemorrhagic fever and to avoid travelling to Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea unless it’s necessary due to the recent spread of Marburg virus. This comes after several Arab countries advised their citizens to postpone traveling to those two countries due to the same concern.  
The Ministry has emphasized that all necessary precautions are being taken in accordance with international health standards to contain the virus in its current geographical scope. The situation in these countries is being closely monitored to determine the global severity of the disease, MoHAP said in a statement.
The Ministry stated that precautionary measures are being taken to ensure public safety and promote health awareness. It is recommended that individuals postpone their travel to countries where the Marburg virus is spreading, unless it is absolutely necessary. If travel is unavoidable, necessary precautions should be taken to avoid exposure to the disease, such as avoiding close contact with patients, touching contaminated surfaces, and refraining from visiting caves and mines.


Visiting health facilities 
The Ministry also reaffirmed the importance of frequently washing hands with soap and water. If these are not readily available, people should use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Additionally, individuals should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with their hands and ensure proper hand hygiene before touching their face.
For those who have traveled from affected areas, the Ministry recommends isolating themselves from others and seeking medical attention at the nearest health facility or emergency department within hospitals. Those who travelled to affected areas should inform medical staff that they have been to an area where Marburg virus disease is spreading or have been in contact with infected individuals, or exhibit symptoms for up to 21 days.


The Ministry called on the public to verify the accuracy of information and follow the preventive measures issued by the MoHAP and other health authorities in the country. It advised them not to circulate rumors or any information that has not been officially announced or issued by relevant authorities. The Ministry stressed that the UAE’s epidemiological surveillance system is very effective and is in constant coordination with other health authorities.


Marburg virus disease is a severe and life-threatening hemorrhagic fever that is rare but highly dangerous to human health. The disease is caused by the Marburg virus, a zoonotic RNA virus that is transmitted from animals to humans in a closed environment, such as mines or caves inhabited by bats.
Symptoms of Marburg virus develop suddenly and include fever, chills, headache, myalgia, chest pain, and a sore throat. As the disease progresses, symptoms become increasingly severe and may include jaundice, severe weight loss, and other serious health complications.

Posted by : Editorial Team
Viewed 11816 times
PR Category : Government, Legal & Humanity
Posted on : Tuesday, April 4, 2023  3:28:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : H.E. Al Olama: MoHAP is Committed to establishing a world-cl...
Next Story : UAE discusses impact of modern technology on intellectual pr...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Make Beauty Fun: Embrace Your Unique Charm and Creativity [10803-Views]
Own Your Magic! Elevate the Every Day to Magic with Spring/Summer Make-up by Catrice [5309-Views]
Xiaomi Announces Global launch of Xiaomi 13T Series [4822-Views]
Nirvikar Films Unveils a Gripping Tale of Intrigue in "Aakhri Sach" - A Blockbus... [3903-Views]
International Luxury Group Makes a Mark at the 42nd Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair [3817-Views]
Nord Anglia International School Abu Dhabi Sets New Standards in Premium Education with In... [3628-Views]
Unveiling Phantasie, the new Weekend Max Mara Signature Collection in collaboration with A... [3464-Views]
New Acer Nitro V 15 Laptop Makes Gaming More Accessible [3407-Views]
Santoni's SS24 Women's Collection Modern Femininity with Timeless Craftsmanship and Elega... [3341-Views]
The H Dubai Commemorates World Tourism Day with an Enlightening Panel Discussion on Inclus... [3264-Views]
Jaeger-Lecoultre Introduces Three New High Jewellery Timepieces to Its Calibre 101 Collect... [3145-Views]
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Organises ‘Introduction to Theatre Arts' Workshop [3112-Views]
UAE-France Energy Days: Edition 7 Brings Energy Industry Leaders Together for Collaborativ... [3091-Views]
More than 60 Leading International Universities to attend Raffles International School's F... [3042-Views]
Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 22 September 2023 [2895-Views]
Adnoc Distribution Board Approves $350 Million (Aed1.285 Billion) Interim Cash Dividend fo... [2804-Views]
Malquot Transferred Safely to the Yas SeaWorld® Research & Rescue Centre [2796-Views]
The Military Committee Organizing Dubai Airshow 2023 continues Preparations for an Excepti... [2767-Views]
MoIAT Introduces Mandatory Use of UAE Pass to Streamline Industrial and National Accredita... [2755-Views]
flydubai Receives Four-Star Major Airline rating by APEX [2722-Views]
DP World Tour Championship Prepares to Celebrate 15 Years of Excellence [2681-Views]
Carrefour Celebrates 28 Years with Unbeatable Discounts Across All Products [2665-Views]
Emirates Literature Foundation Invites Students to Participate in Exciting Competitions: R... [2661-Views]
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government Sign MoU to Enhan... [2653-Views]
dnata's Airport Handling Secures Contract with Hainan Airlines in Milan [2632-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin on Instagram
Top Sections
Top Stories