O Gana declara surto do mortífero vírus Marburg
July 18, 2022 - O Gana confirmou os primeiros dois casos de mortífero vírus Marburg, uma doença altamente infecciosa da mesma família do vírus Ébola. Não existe tratamento para esta doença muitas vezes fatal.
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.