Ghana has confirmed its first cases of the deadly Marburg virus, the first time the Ebola-like disease has been discovered in the West African country.
At the beginning of July, blood samples were taken from 2 Ghanaian nationals because experts suspected they were infected with the Marburg virus.
These samples were sent to Senegal where the disease was confirmed.
There is no treatment or vaccine available for people infected with the Marburg virus, and the disease is just as deadly as Ebola.
High fever and bleeding from different parts of the body are the symptoms of this disease.
After the confirmation of the first cases, 98 people who were in contact with the patients have been kept in quarantine.
Marburg virus is transmitted from animals, including bats, to humans, and cases have so far been confirmed in Africa in Angola, Kenya, South Africa, the Republic of Congo, and Uganda.
The disease presents with a sudden onset of high fever and headache, while the mortality rate among victims ranges from 24 to 88 percent, depending on the type of virus
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