Elektronenmikroskopische Aufnahme des Marburg-Virus in schwarz weiß.Foto: BNITM

FAQ zum Marburg-Virus

Die Marburg-Viruskrankheit wird durch das Marburg-Virus ausgelöst. Bislang war bekannt, dass die Marburg-Viruskrankheit im östlichen, zentralen und südlichen Afrika vorkommt. Seit 2021 erreichen uns jedoch auch Meldungen aus Westafrika. Fragen und Antworten finden Sie auf unseren FAQ-Seiten.

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Press Release

Just in time: Modern laboratory diagnostic detects Marburg virus in Guinea

For the first time, researchers of BNITM, LFHVG and partners have detected the highly contagious and often fatal Marburg virus disease in West Africa. A key to the rapid detection and containment of the outbreak was the early warning system deep inside the country. Now, the journal the NEJM published the methodology and results.

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Bornaviruses: Laboratory diagnostics at the BNITM

Doctors can find information here on laboratory diagnostics for bornaviruses. These can also be transmitted to humans by variegated squirrels, among others.

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Scientific Event

International Malaria Meeting

This meeting has developed into a scientific event that is respected beyond the borders of Germany, where both clinicians and non-clinical natural scientists present their results on current malaria research. Save the date! We are looking forward meeting you at BNITM.

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COVID-19: Research & Cooperations

Here you will find, among other things, our SARS-CoV-2 research projects and African collaborations.

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Showing solidarity with Ukraine

Our thoughts are with our cooperation partners and friends in Ukraine, who are currently enduring great suffering.

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Of sex differences in infection defence and a truly neglected tropical disease

This year's doctoral prizes of the Association of Friends of the Tropical Institute Hamburg e.V. (VdF) go to Dr Marie Groneberg (Natural…

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An electron micrograph (black and white) of Marburg virus. Rod-shaped with a curved end.

Modern laboratory diagnostic rapidly detects Marburg virus in Guinea

Hamburg / Conakry, June 30, 2022 - For the first time, researchers have detected the highly contagious and often fatal Marburg virus disease…

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Conference on Schistosomiasis Control Strategies in Madagascar (CCSM)

On 21 October 2022 we are delighted to welcome you all to CCSM, the first Malagasy conference on schistosomiasis. Antananarivo, as the…

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23.03. - 24.03.2023

Malaria Meeting 2023

Save the Date! The Malaria Meeting has developed into a scientific event that is respected beyond the borders of Germany, where both…

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