Ghana diagnosed with Marburg fever
Kuni .G. Isaac
WHO Africa Director Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, gave a statement following the outbreak, he stated that the health authorities began to be prepared for the Marburg virus by responding quickly. Pointing out that the virus could get out of control without urgent action, Moeti said, “WHO is supporting health officials on the ground, and now that the epidemic has been declared, we are allocating more resources for the response.” used the phrase.
According to reports two people in the Ashanti region of Ghana died after contracting the virus at the beginning of the month. However, a sample was sent to a laboratory in Senegal to confirm the outbreak.
closely related to Ebola, the fever was first detected in a laboratory in Marburg, Germany in 1967, transmitted through fruit bats, similar spread through sweat and other body liquids alike to Ebola, 12 Marburg cases have been seen in South and East Africa and Europe since the first discovery.
reports say that infected people, show symptoms of high fever, severe headache, weakness, and vomiting occur suddenly, and severe hemorrhage within 7 days.
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