Explained: What is the Marburg virus, the Ebola-like outbreak now confirmed in Ghana?
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Ghana has confirmed that it has identified two persons who were infected by the Marburg virus, which causes a deadly disease, and that both of them have died. In a press statement issued on July 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) also confirmed the development.

According to the WHO statement, the first patient was of a 26-year-old male who checked into a hospital on June 26, 2022 and died on the next day. The second patient was a 51 -year-old male who reported to the hospital on June 28 and died on the same day.

The two patients, who were from the southern Ashanti region of Ghana, had symptoms like diarrhoea, fever, nausea and vomiting, before dying in hospital.

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