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All you need to know about Marburg virus

WHO has confirmed two cases of Marburg virus disease, in Ghana. While it’s far from an outbreak, emergence of these cases is nothing short of an alarm for a world grappling with COVID-19, and troubled by the spread of monkeypox.

July 26, 2022 / 06:28 PM IST
World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed two cases of Marburg virus disease, a close cousin of Ebola, in Ghana. While it’s far from an outbreak, emergence of these cases is nothing short of an alarm for a world grappling with COVID-19, and troubled by the spread of monkeypox. (Image: News18 Creative)
World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed two cases of Marburg virus disease, a close cousin of Ebola, in Ghana. While it’s far from an outbreak, emergence of these cases is nothing short of an alarm for a world grappling with COVID-19, and troubled by the spread of monkeypox. (Image: News18 Creative)
A highly virulent disease that causes hemorrhagic fever, with a fatality ratio of up to 88 percent. (Image: News18 Creative)
A highly virulent disease that causes hemorrhagic fever, with a fatality ratio of up to 88 percent. (Image: News18 Creative)
In 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and in Belgrade, Serbia. (Image: News18 Creative)
In 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and in Belgrade, Serbia. (Image: News18 Creative)
High fever, severe headache, muscle pains, severe malaise are some of the symptoms of Marburg virus. (Image: News18 Creative)
High fever, severe headache, muscle pains, severe malaise are some of the symptoms of Marburg virus. (Image: News18 Creative)
The appearance of patients at this phase has been described as showing “ghost-like” drawn features, deep-set eyes, expressionless faces, and extreme lethargy. (Image: News18 Creative)
The appearance of patients at this phase has been described as showing “ghost-like” drawn features, deep-set eyes, expressionless faces, and extreme lethargy. (Image: News18 Creative)
It is transmitted through human-to-human or through animals. (Image: News18 Creative)
It is transmitted through human-to-human or through animals. (Image: News18 Creative)
Wear gloves and other appropriate protective clothing, avoid close physical contact with Marburg patients to prevent it. (Image: News18 Creative)
Wear gloves and other appropriate protective clothing, avoid close physical contact with Marburg patients to prevent it. (Image: News18 Creative)
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