The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued an alert on the deadly Marburg virus disease to its regional directors following the death of a patient of the virus in Guinea.
It has directed health facilities in the country to initiate preparedness and response plans for the virus.
Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member of the species Marburg marburgvirus, genus Marburgvirus.
Marburg virus causes Marburg virus disease in humans and other primates, a form of viral hemorrhagic fever. The virus is considered to be extremely dangerous.
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