According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana has announced preliminary discoveries of two cases of Marburg virus disease, which, if confirmed, will be the first such infections recorded in the country. ..
Marburg is a highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever of the same family as the better known Ebola disease.
Preliminary analysis of samples taken from two patients by the National Institute of Noguchi Memorial Medicine showed that the cases were positive for Marburg. However, following standard procedures, the samples were sent to the WHO Collaboration Center, Pasteur Institute in Senegal, for confirmation. Two patients in the southern part of Ashanti were dead, unrelated, and showed symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting. They were taken to a district hospital in the Ashanti region.
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Further investigations are underway, so possible responses are being prepared quickly.
“Health authorities are investigating the situation in the field and preparing for possible responses. We work closely with the state to enhance detection, track contacts and control the spread of the virus. We are ready to do so, “said Dr. Francis Casolo, WHO representative of Ghana.
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