Question :

Which West African country has reported its first outbreak of deadly Marburg virus?


A) Gambia
B) Niger
C) Mali
D) Ghana

Answer : D

Description :


Ghana, a country in West Africa, has officially confirmed two cases of the deadly Marburg virus. The two patients, both deceased, tested positive for the highly infectious virus in the southern Ashanti region of Ghana. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the same in a statement on July 17, 2022. The two Malburg cases in Ghana were unrelated. Marburg is a highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever, which belongs to the same family as the Ebola virus disease and has a fatality ratio of up to 88 percent. Marburg virus symptoms include high fever, severe headache and malaise.


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