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Marburg virus: Another deadly virus hit in the world, 9 people have died in this country, WHO has passed this milestone



Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Nine people have died in Equatorial Guinea due to the “epidemic” of the Marburg virus. The Marburg virus causes a deadly hemorrhagic fever like Ebola. The country’s health minister gave the information on Monday. Along with this, he announced that one province has been kept under quarantine. The government announced last week that it was investigating the cause of suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever in the densely forested eastern region near the borders with Gabon and Cameroon on the west coast of Africa. He later said only three people showed “mild symptoms”.

Health Minister Mitoha Ondo’o Ayakaba told a press conference that a health alert had been declared in Ki-Ntem province and the neighboring district of Mongomo, with a “containment plan in force” following consultations with the World Health Organization and the United Nations. He said 4,325 people are affected due to quarantine in Ki-Ntem. The Minister specified that 9 deaths occurred between January 7 and February 7. He also informed that there had been a “suspicious” death in hospital on February 10, but that he had not yet been tested.

WHO high alert for Marburg virus
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday that in addition to the nine deaths, 16 other people in Ki-Ntem showed suspicious symptoms, including fever and vomiting blood. The world organization said the Marburg virus was first attacked in the central African country. However, outbreaks of this virus have also been seen in other parts of Africa, including Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.

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The WHO said it had sent special teams to Equatorial Guinea to help local authorities. Equatorial Guinea is an oil-rich state ruled by authoritarian President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo since 1979.

The year 1967 saw the highest number of cases of violas from Marburg.
Transmission of this virus can occur from person to person and it can also be spread through skin-to-skin contact. The Marburg virus is related to the Ebola virus. This virus has already struck. The maximum number of cases was observed in 1967. It has been said about this virus that if someone falls under its sway, then their death is certain.

The mortality rate of a person infected with the Marburg virus ranges from 24 to 88%.
The Marburg infection spreads faster than the Ebola virus and catches people. According to the WHO, epidemics of Marburg infection have been observed several times in South and East Africa since 1967. The speed of spread of this virus can be estimated from the fact that the mortality rate of people infected ranged from 24% to 88%.

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The Marburg virus is the cause of a very dangerous disease, which often causes high fever accompanied by bleeding and which targets many organs of the body. Not only that, this virus also reduces the body’s ability to work on its own.

marburg virus symptoms
The virus takes two to 21 days to take effect, causing sudden symptoms of high fever, headache, muscle aches, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms are similar to typhoid and malaria, that’s why people forget to take it lightly and don’t do initial treatment, but later this virus completely takes hold of the body, then it becomes almost difficult to to get rid of. .

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