Marburg in Ghana

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Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

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map of Ghana showing areas with cases of Marburg
Map: Areas of Ghana with cases of Marburg (see larger map)
What is Marburg?

Marburg virus disease is a rare and deadly disease that periodically causes outbreaks in several African countries. It is spread by contact with blood or body fluids of a person infected with Marburg virus. It is also spread by contact with contaminated objects or infected animals, such as bats and sick nonhuman primates like chimpanzees.

Marburg virus disease is a viral hemorrhagic fever. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, rash, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, chest pain, and unexplained bleeding or bruising. Infection with Marburg virus is often fatal. There is no specific treatment for Marburg virus disease.