Marburg cases climb to sixteen in Equatorial Guinea


The Ministry of Health of Equatorial Guinea said on Thursday that the government has verified 16 instances of positive test results for Marburg illness since the beginning of the epidemic.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Marburg virus sickness is a viral hemorrhagic fever that may have a death rate of up to 88 percent.

There may also be blood in the vomit and diarrhea along with fever and exhaustion as symptoms. There is neither vaccination nor any antiviral medication that has been given the OK to treat it.

Fruit bats are the primary vector for the transmission of the Marburg virus to humans. Marburg is a member of the same viral family that causes the fatal Ebola illness.


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