A deadly virus was just identified in Ghana: What to know about Marburg?
Ghana confirmed the country’s first outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus on Sunday, placing it and neighboring countries on high alert as experts scramble to contain the highly infectious Ebola-like disease for which there is no approved vaccine or treatment.
Marburg is a highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever in the same family as Ebola.
The virus is initially transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads among humans through contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, according to the WHO.
Illness begins suddenly and symptoms include high fever, muscle pains, bleeding, severe headaches, diarrhea and vomiting blood.
🇺🇸 couldn’t keep Monkeys out. So, will the World be able to keep Marburg Virus out? I don’t know. But people travel all over the World now and Planes Spread Diseases. Travel spreads Diseases. So, are we gonna be Hit? I don’t know. But in three weeks, we should know. In six weeks, if it’s gonna get here, it will.