Breaking: Deadly ‘Marburg virus’ breaks out in Ghana

Ghana has confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease similar to Ebola, the country’s health service said on Sunday.

The two people tested positive for the virus, before later dying, but the results have now been verified by a laboratory in Senegal, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Marburg virus

No vaccine or treatment exists for the highly infectious virus, which is almost as deadly as Ebola.

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