Marburg Virus Disease, the World Health Organisation said in a report on Sunday that Ghana has confirmed its first two cases of the extremely infectious disease Marburg Virus.
Marburg Virus is a viral hemorrhagic fever from the same family as oral and better as the Ebola virus disease:
The statement was released when two unlinked patients who were from the Southern Ashanti region of Ghana, tested positive due to the virus but later they both died. WHO said that more than 90 cases are being monitored and the patients who suffered from this virus showed symptoms like diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
Marburg Virus is a viral hemorrhagic fever from the same family as oral and better as the Ebola virus disease, this disease is extremely infectious. As per the WHO, the death ratio has increased to 88% and stated, “Illness begins abruptly with high fever, severe headache, and malaise.” The virus is transferred from fruit bats to humans and then it spread through direct contact from human to human.
WHO said required measures are taken in the action and necessary resources are also made available for the outbreak in Ghana. The health organization warned and said, “Without immediate and decisive action, Marburg can easily get out of hand.” Till now there are no sanctioned vaccines or antiviral treatments available for the Marburg virus disease.
World Health Organization says that Fruit Bats are a natural provider of the Marburg Virus:
WHO said that the chances of patient survival can be increased by giving them proper care or injecting rehydration and treating them for specific symptoms of Marburg Virus. The Ghana Health Services has asked the public of Ghana to avoid visiting and working in mines and caves where fruit bats are present and to check all meat products before consuming them for reducing the threat of spreading Marburg Virus Disease. The health organization says that Fruit Bats are a natural provider of the Marburg Virus.
After Guinea discovered the virus last year in West Africa and for the second time the outbreak was held in Ghana only. In Guinea, the patients who suffered from this virus also died later no further cases were found in Guinea. As per the WHO, countries that have a higher risk of renewal of the Marburg virus have been contacted and they all are on alert now.