Marburg Virus Reported in Equatorial Guinea, Nine Dead

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Published: February 14,2023 11:45 AM
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At least nine people have lost their lives in Equatorial Guinea after being infected from Marburg virus which causes haemorrhagic fever

February 14, 2023: At least nine people have lost their lives in Equatorial Guinea after being infected from Marburg virus which causes haemorrhagic fever.



The World Health Organization (WHO) informed that the first case of Marburg virus reported on Monday after the samples of nine people turned out positive.



According to the WHO, the Marburg virus disease is highly virulent disease with a fatality ratio of up to 88%. The symptoms of the virus are high fever, severe headache and severe malaise.



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The virus may get transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads among human being through direct contact with bodily fluids of infected people.



WHO has deployed health emergency experts in the affected places to trace the patients who are suffering from the infection.