Dr George Christos

covid19 & other Infectious diseases

Tag: ghana

  • First deaths from monkeypox reported. 5 dead ??

    First deaths from monkeypox reported. 5 dead ??

    While the numbers of monkeypox infections have been growing steadily, their doubling time has extended a bit too. It doubles every 12 days or so now. When it first appeared in was doubling every 3 or 4 days but quarantine, isolation, knowledge about spread and symptoms, and use of some drugs has slowed it down.…

  • Malburg cases in Ghana. CFR 90%

    Malburg cases in Ghana. CFR 90%

    The Malburg virus, which is in the ebole family. These are marked by┬ásevere bleeding (haemorrhage), organ failure and, in many cases, death.┬áThese viruses are native to Africa, where sporadic outbreaks have occurred for decades. As noted above, Malburg recently flared up in Guinea in Africa. It has a case fatality rate (CFR) or death rate…