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Deadly Marburg virus emerges in West African Guinea


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Never before has the virus surfaced in the country.

The deadly Marburg virus has surfaced in Guinea and with it for the first time in West Africa. At least one person has already succumbed to the consequences of the infection, the authorities announced.

Man who survived Ebola 5 years ago maybe a source of new outbreak GuineaFever and bleeding As with an infection with the related Ebola virus, the Marburg virus usually leads to a high fever and internal bleeding.

Certain bats and contaminated meat are the main sources of infection. It is transmitted to other people through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids. Currently, no drugs or vaccinations against the Marburg virus have been approved, according to the WHO.

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