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Sunday, 02 October 2022 06:10 GMT

Ghana announces that there are no active cases of Marburg virus


(MENAFN) Following the recovery of the final affected person, Ghana stated on Friday that there are no current instances of the Marburg virus, which is similar to Ebola.

The Ghana Health Service's declaration adheres to World Health Organization regulations, which state that a nation shall be deemed free of the outbreak if there are no new cases 42 days following the final negative test.

Ghana verified its first case of the Marburg virus sickness on July 4, according to the health department. Since then, three cases and two fatalities have been documented.

A total of 198 contacts were found throughout four districts, and 118 patients successfully completed the required 21-day follow-up and were released. The declaration added, “the remaining contacts are still being followed up and none has any symptoms.”

According to the WHO, the Marburg virus illness causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever with an average fatality rate of 50 percent for humans.

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