WHO has confirmed Marburg outbreak disease in Equatorial Guinea. At least nine deaths in the country have been attributed to the Marburg virus, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak was confirmed after samples from Equatorial Guinea were sent to a lab in Senegal for testing. The WHO added that there are currently nine deaths and 16 cases with symptoms including fever, fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting.
Marburg virus can spread from infected animals, including the bats.
What is Marburg disease?: Marburg virus disease is a highly transmissible viral disease that causes hemorrhagic fever with a mortality rate of up to 88 percent. Marburg virus belongs to the same family as the virus that causes Ebola virus disease.
Marburg syndrome: Marburg virus exhibits symptoms of high fever, severe headache and severe malaise. Many patients develop severe bleeding symptoms within seven day
Mode of transmission : The virus is transmitted to humans from fruit bats. This disease is transmitted through the direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.
Treatment : There are currently no vaccines or antiviral treatments available for this virus. The virus can be controlled by supportive care, rehydration with oral or intravenous fluids, or specific symptom-based treatment.