Could the Marburg Virus Start Another Outbreak? What We Know

Another dangerous virus was detected in Africa this month, causing concern among health experts. Health authorities in the West African nation of Guinea confirmed a case of Marburg virus disease on August 9, in the southern Gueckedou prefecture, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the first time this virus, which causes a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, has been detected in West Africa. Healthline

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