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Marburg virus disease: what is it, what are the symptoms and how worried should we be?

By Jordyn Beasley

28 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian gives a complete lowdown on what the Marburg Virus Disease is, what its symptoms are, how fatal it is, how it spreads and much more.

Two people have died in Ghana from the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease in the same family as Ebola for which no treatment yet exists.

It is the first declared outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in the country, and the the second in west Africa after Guinea confirmed a case last year.

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