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Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Marburg disease a pandemic. Marburg disease, a virus related to Ebola, has so far killed nine people in Equatorial Guinea, a country in central Africa. The World Health Organization declared the disease a pandemic after testing samples taken last week.
So far, 16 suspected cases of Marburg disease have been detected in Equatorial Guinea. About 200 people were asked to self-isolate to stop the spread of the virus.
What is Marburg disease? (What is Marburg disease?)
Marburg disease is a disease transmitted by bats. Which can cause bleeding inside and outside the body. According to the WHO, the virus that causes Marburg disease is similar to the Ebola virus. It is a highly contagious disease and has a mortality rate of up to 88 percent.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Marburg is a rare hemorrhagic fever. Which can damage body parts. This can lead to bleeding in the body. According to the CDC, it is a genetic virus that, along with six types of Ebola virus, makes up the filovirus family. It was first identified in 1967.
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Recognize the symptoms of Marburg disease
Some of the common symptoms seen in cases detected in Equatorial Guinea include fever, diarrhea, fatigue and vomiting. According to the CDC, the incubation period for the disease is 2-21 days.
There may be other symptoms of Marburg disease
Fever, chills, headache, rash on the chest, back or abdomen, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, sore throat and stomach pain.
These can be serious symptoms of Marburg disease
multiple organ failure
What are the treatments for Marburg disease?
There is currently no vaccine or treatment to protect people from the Marburg virus. However, health officials advise taking some precautions for this and hydrating the body from the inside out, which can also increase survival rates.
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