Eight Marburg Cases Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea

Eight Marburg Cases Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea (News Central TV)

Equatorial Guinea has confirmed eight new cases of the Marburg virus disease, bringing the total to nine since the disease was first announced in February.

Following laboratory analysis of additional samples, the World Health Organisation (WHO) verified the cases of viral haemorrhagic fever.

Eight Marburg Cases Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea (News Central TV)

There were 20 probable cases and fatalities, according to the report. The new cases were reported from areas bordering Cameroon and Gabon. The instances are from 50km (31 miles) apart, and the WHO believes the virus is spreading further.

It stated that it was collaborating with national officials to strengthen emergency response measures. It comes just days after Tanzania, on the opposite side of the continent, verified eight cases of the viral disease, five of which led to deaths.

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Marburg is transmitted to humans by fruit bats and spreads through direct interaction with sick people’s bodily fluids, surfaces, and materials.

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