Dr George Christos

covid19 & other Infectious diseases

New deadly nose-bleed virus found in Tanzania.


Scientists are trying to identify this new virus which leads to nose bleeds and results in death. It is in the same family as Ebola, Malburg and Lassa Fever but is new. Note much in known so far except that is is a haemorrhagic fever like virus but it is not Ebola or Malburg.

So far 13 people have caught the virus and 3 of them have died.

The symptoms suggest it is viral haemorrhagic fever, that damages the walls of tiny blood vessels in the victim, making them leak. The victims usually die from internal bleeding.

Here is a brief on 2 Ebola like diseases that were recently found in the UK.


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