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  • Bornavirus: Germany is on alert. The first case of a deadly virus reported

    ed. PC
    3:02 AM EST, November 23, 2023​

    An individual in Bavaria has reportedly been infected with Bornavirus. This particular virus is exceedingly dangerous to humans, and in almost all instances, results in death. In response to this startling development, a health alert has been issued.

    "Der Tagesspiegel" has reported a case of Bornavirus 1 (BoDV-1) infection in Bavaria, a development that's incredibly rare.

    The county office in Weißenburg confirmed on Tuesday that the infection was found in a resident of the Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district. The authorities, however, have not provided further information regarding this individual. How old the patient is remains unknown, and under what circumstances might the infection have occurred? According to German media, the patient's diagnosis does not look promising. The deadly consequences of the virus

    The pathogen can lead to meningitis, which, in almost all instances, is fatal. Survivors often endure secondary severe brain damage, as emphasized by "Tagesspiegel".

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    An individual in Bavaria has reportedly been infected with Bornavirus. This particular virus is exceedingly dangerous t…



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    ProMED
    International Society for Infectious Diseases

    Published Date: 2023-11-25 10:51:39 CST
    Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Borna virus - Germany: (BY)
    Archive Number: 20231125.8713329

    BORNA VIRUS - GERMANY: BAVARIA​

    Date: Thu 23 Nov 2023

    Source: ESSA News [edited]
    An individual in Bavaria has reportedly been infected with Bornavirus. This particular virus is exceedingly dangerous t…


    An individual in Bavaria has reportedly been infected with Bornavirus. This particular virus is exceedingly dangerous to humans, and in almost all instances, results in death. In response to this startling development, a health alert has been issued. ...

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    ProMED

    [Bavaria is again the focus of Borna virus infections this year (2023). Cases of Borna virus disease occur sporadically in Germany and have been diagnosed in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. A 2018 article in the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control provides a good overview of the Borna disease virus (BoDV) complex and the disease BoDV-1 can cause in animals and its association with disease in humans [see Borna virus - Germany: fatal 20180328.5714656].

    ​"Main conclusions and options for response" from the article follow:

    "Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) has been associated with human disease in 4 cases in Germany resulting in the death of 3 people. As 3 of the cases belong to a cluster of solid organ recipients from a single donor, donor-derived BoDV-1 transmission is possible. There is no evidence that the donor had any clinical manifestation of the disease.​ ...

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