Global travelers reminded about disease-related risks

02/11/2009 | Metro (Canada)

The case of a Colorado woman infected with Marburg fever, the first case of the disease in North America, is serving as a reminder to other international travelers about the risks of contracting an exotic illness while abroad. The woman is believed to have contracted the fever in Uganda in December 2007. She survived and did not infect anyone, but the threat is still real.

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