Ghana declares end to Marburg virus outbreak

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Ghana has declared the end of an outbreak of Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease similar to Ebola, that was confirmed in July, the president’s office said on Monday.

Ghana’s Marburg outbreak was the second in West Africa. The first ever case of the virus was detected last year in Guinea, with no further cases identified.

DEADLY EBOLA-LIKE MARBURG VIRUS COULD ‘SPREAD FAR AND WIDE’ IF NOT STOPPED: WHO

“The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has officially declared Ghana free from the Marburg virus disease outbreak that was confirmed nearly two months ago,” the presidency tweeted on Monday.

Ghana has declared an end to its Marburg virus outbreak which claimed the lives of two people in the country. Pictured: Members of the Ga Traditional Council honor Queen Elizabeth II in Accra, Ghana, on Sept. 16, after her passing.
(Ernest Ankomah/Getty Images)

Ghana’s government confirmed its first outbreak of the disease on July 17.

Three…

Report

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments