Ghana declares finish to Marburg virus outbreak
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Ghana has declared the top of an outbreak of Marburg virus, a extremely infectious illness related to Ebola, that was confirmed in July, the president’s workplace stated on Monday.
Ghana’s Marburg outbreak was the second in West Africa. The primary ever case of the virus was detected final yr in Guinea, with no additional instances recognized.
“The Ghana Well being Service (GHS) has formally declared Ghana free from the Marburg virus illness outbreak that was confirmed almost two months in the past,” the presidency tweeted on Monday.
Ghana’s authorities confirmed its first outbreak of the illness on July 17.
Three instances have been confirmed in whole, of which two have been deadly. The third was asymptomatic and recovered.
There have been a dozen main Marburg outbreaks since 1967, largely in southern and japanese Africa. Fatality charges have different from 24% to 88% in previous outbreaks relying on the virus pressure and case administration, based on the World Well being Group.