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Guinea reports west Africa’s first ever case of Marburg virus disease

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1988 (Published 10 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1988
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

West Africa’s first ever case of Marburg virus disease, an epidemic prone disease with high case fatality rates, has been confirmed in Guinea, the World Health Organisation has reported.

The patient, who died on 2 August, had attended a local health facility a day earlier with symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, abdominal pain, and gingival haemorrhage. He was confirmed as having Marburg virus disease on 3 August, after an investigation by …

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