Marburg virus Two die; 98 quarantined in Ashanti region

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Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that two people have died after contracting the deadly Marburg virus in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

This was contained in a statement released by Ghana Health Service

The statement said 98 people are now under quarantine as suspected contact cases. There is no known treatment for Marburg.

The virus is transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads between humans through the transmission of bodily fluids.

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It is a severe, often fatal illness with symptoms including headache, fever, muscle pains, vomiting blood and bleeding.


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