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Ghana declares its first outbreak of Marburg virus disease after two deaths

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 19 July 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1797
  1. Zainab Hussain
  1. The BMJ

Ghana has announced the country’s first outbreak of Marburg virus disease, the highly infectious disease caused by a virus from the same family as Ebola.

Samples from a 26 year old man and 51 year old man who were reported dead on 27 June and 28 June, respectively, were corroborated at a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre laboratory. The two men, who were not related, had symptoms typical of Marburg virus, including diarrhoea, …

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