See also: The miner, aged 29, became ill on Jul 4, was hospitalized 3 days later, and died Jul 14, the WHO said. He had cared for a 21-year-old coworker who had fallen ill with similar symptoms on Jun 27 and was hospitalized but later recovered. Nov 10, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Angola declares worst Marburg outbreak over” There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Marburg, a viral hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola fever. Besides fever and weakness, early symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough, according to the WHO. The incubation period is 3 to 9 days. Contact with bodily fluids of infected people is the main risk factor for infection. The WHO said there is no indication of a need for restrictions on travel to or trade with Uganda. Aug 3 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_08_03/en/index.html Aug 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) A Ugandan miner who died in mid-July had Marburg hemorrhagic fever, and another worker at the same mine has a suspected case, the World Health Organization announced today. The last major reported Marburg outbreak occurred in Angola from October 2004 to July 2005 and involved 252 cases, of which 227 were fatal. It is listed as the largest outbreak on record. The Ugandan Ministry of Health has sent rapid response teams to the mine area to investigate, with support from the WHO and other organizations, the WHO reported. From interviews with mine authorities, health officials have identified one more suspected Marburg case, plus two people who had a similar illness in mid-June but recovered, the WHO said. The mine is in western Uganda. All the miners under investigation for the disease had been at the mine continuously for 8 months, according to the WHO. No cases have been reported in healthcare workers. The disease was first seen in 1967 in German and Yugoslavian laboratory workers who had been exposed to green monkeys imported from Uganda. However, researchers have not been able to identify the virus’s primary animal reservoir between the rare outbreaks. WHO fact sheet on Marburg hemorrhagic feverhttp://www.who.int/csr/disease/marburg/factsheet/en/index.html The deceased man’s case was confirmed by laboratory tests at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jul 30, the WHO reported.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a 2009 USC commencement ceremony. (Daily Trojan file photo)The USC Schwarzenegger Institute will debut a class on environmental policy next semester taught by former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Grose, an associate professor of political science and public policy. The course, titled Environmental Policy from Idea to Passage, will teach students how state environmental law is proposed, developed and implemented in the United States’ legislative systems.The course focuses on California law and the efforts previous politicians put into enforcing environmental regulations, according to Grose. Specifically, it is meant to provide insight into the machinations of the Global Solutions Act 32, a bill enacted by Schwarzenegger during his governorship that aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state.“We thought it’d be a great idea to offer a class to look at the landmark bill to teach students about environmental public policy specifically,” said Grose, the academic director of the Schwarzenegger Institute. “We want to teach students about the theories and ideas around policymaking and the politics of the policy making process.” Schwarzenegger emphasized the importance of teaching students about environmental policies, in a statement to the Daily Trojan.“I am incredibly excited to team up with Senator Fran Pavley and professor Christian Grose to teach a course on the policy and politics of the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act,” he wrote. “The law established California as an environmental leader and showed the world that sub-national governments have the power to act when national governments refused to do so.” The spring class was developed by Schwarzenegger and Conyers Davis, the director of the Schwarzenegger Institute. According to Davis, the class is a culmination of previous outreach efforts and partnerships with politicians like Schwarzenegger and former California State Senator Fran Pavley, who will be a guest speaker. “Arnold runs the Schwarzenegger Institute, so he’s going to be one of the lead professors, and he was instrumental in the policy and the politics that brought it into fruition the Global Solutions Act 32,” Davis said. “The Environmental Policy Director Senator Fran Pavley was the author of the legislation. So it seemed kind of like a no-brainer to us, if we have these two amazing policymakers affiliated with the University, that we wouldn’t tap them to teach a course.”The class will also feature guest speakers.“When we discuss the legislative process, we’re going to have multiple legislators who participated in the bill making,” Grose said. “We’ll invite a few people who were national leaders, international leaders … and there could be a panel of two or three people on a particular topic.”Davis said the class is important given California’s current climate issues, especially with concerns surrounding the state’s handling of environmental disasters like the Camp Fire. He and Grose hope this class can inspire students to be active in the lawmaking process.“This class is going to basically be kind of a history of this bill and help create a guidepost for how you might make policy in the future,” Grose said. “We’re hoping students will also be engaged with ways that they can seek to make changes themselves.” Schwarzenegger said he is enthusiastic about the future of this course, hoping that the students who take it will become inspired to promote change. “I think this is an important lesson for all future policymakers to learn and I think it is fantastic that the Schwarzenegger Institute is offering this course,” he said. “I look forward to being back into the classroom and meeting the next generation of leaders.”