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Marburg Incinerators

Marburg virus disease and Ebola virus disease are both caused by viruses from the Filoviridae family, one of the most virulent pathogens known to humankind. The incubation period is 2 to 21 days and the onset of symptoms is sudden fever, chills, trembling, headaches, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and uncontrolled bleeding.

As with Ebola, the suggested approach to Marburg infected waste disposal is incineration (As stated by the WHO and UN in their recent reports)..

Our mobile incinerators allow for rapid deployment and in these circumstances time is everything. Our medium to large models can have heat exchangers added (that provide the ability to generate heat or hot water from your waste to use for further cleaning or sterilization).

The World Economic Forum state: “Infectious diseases, which are among the leading causes of death worldwide, do not confine themselves to national borders. Their capacity to spread rapidly across geographies – jeopardizing social and economic security as well as challenging human health and well-being – is amplified by ever-growing globalization, increased trade and travel, the rise in urbanization, and changes in the environment, behavior and society. ”


Until now, there have only been 12 outbreaks of the Marburg virus in the 50 years since its discovery. Typically, outbreaks of Marburg fever involved a handful of cases. This changed in 1998 when more than a 150 cases of Marburg fever were reported in the DRC. The largest and most fatal outbreak of Marburg fever occurred in Uige in Angola 2004-2005. More than 250 cases reported with a fatality rate of 90%.

We also have more information on our page - Ebola incinerators.

How Inciner8 helped during the Ebola Outbreak

Inciner8’s help fighting Ebola featured in BBC programme
Airlifting Inciner8 incinerators to Ebola Hotspots
Inciner8 supporting the fight against Ebola

Ebola: the fight continues but the waste piles up

Other Human Viruses/Diseases that Incineration can help control:

Ebola Dengue Fever West Nile
Avian Flu H1N1 Swine Flu
MERS-Cov SARS Virus  
* This is by no means an exhaustive list, but covers the more commonly know outbreaks that can be contained with incineration and good bio-security.

For more information on any of our Marburg Virus Incineration products

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