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Marburg outbreak: WHO declares outbreak of the disease after two die in Ghana

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Marburg outbreak: After two persons died in Ghana in June 2022 after testing positive for the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country to be experiencing its first-ever Marburg virus outbreak.

Marburg outbreak

The WHO describes Marburg as a very contagious virus-related hemorrhagic fever that is related to the more well-known Ebola virus disease.

Late in June, two men in Ghana, ages 26 and 51, passed away in a hospital after presenting with symptoms of diarrhoea, fever, nausea, and vomiting. They weren’t connected.

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They are being watched over together with more than 90 other persons. The Marburg virus has been linked to Zimbabwe in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda, where cases and outbreaks have all been reported.



Guinea experienced an outbreak in 2021 that was declared after only one case of the virus and lasted for five weeks.

Although there is presently no therapy for the Marburg virus, its symptoms can be controlled.

A high fever, terrible headaches, and recurrent muscle aches and pains are some of its symptoms. On the third day following infection, severe diarrhoea, stomach discomfort, nausea, and vomiting may begin. Marburg outbreak



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