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Marburg Virus Outbreak Declared After Pair Of Cases Confirmed

July 18 2022


The World Health Organization has declared an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever in the same family as Ebola, in Ghana, reports Agence France-Presse.

Blood samples taken from two people in the southern Ashanti region suggested the disease, the Ghana Health Service said. The samples were sent to Senegal for further analysis, which confirmed the diagnosis.

The Marburg virus spreads to people from fruit bats and is transmitted among people through...

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