Ghana meldet Ausbruch des tödlichen Marburg Virus
July 18, 2022 -
Ghana hat seine beiden ersten Fälle mit dem tödlichen Marburg Virus gemeldet. Die hoch infektiöse Krankheit gehört zur selben Familie wie der Ebolavirus.
Ghana has confirmed its first two cases of the deadly Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola. No treatment yet exists for the often fatal illness
Ghana says both patients died recently in hospital in the southern Ashanti region. Their samples came back positive earlier this month and have now been verified by a laboratory in Senegal. Health officials in the West African nation say 98 people are now under quarantine as suspected contact cases, according to the BBC.
No treatment yet exists for Marburg – but doctors say drinking plenty of water and treating specific symptoms improves a patient’s chances of survival. The virus is transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads between humans through the transmission of bodily fluids. It is a severe, often fatal illness with symptoms including headache, fever, muscle pains, vomiting blood and bleeding, the BBC said.