Two Suspected Cases Of Marburg Virus Disease Recorded In Ghana
Two possible Marburg virus disease cases have been confirmed in Ghana by the Ghana Health Service.
The Ashanti Region, it stated, was where the instances were discovered.
“The disease was suspected following the identification of two persons who met the case definition for an Acute Haemorrhagic Fever in two different locations in the Ashanti Region. Blood samples were sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. Preliminary results suggest the infection is due to the Marburg virus,” a statement from the health authority said.
No other cases have been recorded, but 34 contacts connected to the first two cases have been identified and are now being quarantined, according to the Ghana Health Service.
“The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate with support from the Ghana Health Service Headquarters is currently conducting further investigations on the cases and contacts,” it said.
Both non-human primates and humans can contract the rare but severe hemorrhagic fever known as Marburg virus disease.
The Marburg virus is the reason for it.
It is spread by infected people or animals by direct contact with their bodily fluids, blood, and other secretions.
The illness takes two (2) to twenty-one (21) days to incubate.
Treatment focuses on symptoms.
There is no vaccine on the market right now.
Fever, bloody diarrhea, bleeding from the gums, bleeding into the skin, bleeding into the eyes, and bloody urine are all potential symptoms.