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New Deadly Virus Hits Africa, Here Is All You Need To Know About It

According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Newly identified as the Marburg virus is in Africa, and the first known Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola virus, has been documented in Guinea. Sporadic cases and outbreaks in South Africa, Uganda, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya were subsequently registered.


What is the virus of Marburg?

The Marburg virus is the most lethal hemorrhagic virus. In keeping with earlier outbreaks of the Marburg virus, the average fatality rate is 50 percent for a range of 24 to 88 percent. The lethal virus belongs to the family of the so-called filovirus, the Ebola virus.


How is it passed on?

African fruit bat is the host or natural reservoir of the deadly Marburg virus. It is because infected food or bats are killed or killed. Human to human transmission can take place via contact with blood or other fluids in the body or through contact with surfaces such as clothing, objects or fluids that are contaminated with the virus. Some illnesses can also be transferred by needles that can occur in a laboratory.


What symptoms are there?

The virus takes between two and twenty-one days to spread, causing severe headaches, muscular pains, high fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.


What options are there for treatment?

In reality, the deadly Marburg virus has no cure, vaccine, or antiviral treatment.


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