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Equatorial Guinea confirms outbreak of Marburg virus, 9 individuals lifeless

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9 individuals have died of Marburg virus illness, a hemorrhagic fever almost as lethal as Ebola, in japanese Equatorial Guinea, a small central African nation that has quarantined a province to include the “epidemic,” the well being minister introduced Monday.

Final week, the federal government introduced it was investigating suspected circumstances of hemorrhagic fever. Solely three individuals with “delicate signs” of the illness are at the moment remoted in a hospital on this sparsely populated rural space bordering Gabon and Cameroon, Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba stated at a press convention.

The three individuals hospitalized “have delicate signs (…) that are evolving favorably,” he added.

Equatorial Guinea “declares at this time the well being alert for a Marburg hemorrhagic fever within the province of Kie-Ntem and within the (neighboring) district of Mongomo,” stated the minister.

A “containment plan has been put in place” in shut collaboration with the UN World Well being Group (WHO) “to cope with the epidemic” on this space lined by dense equatorial forest within the japanese a part of the nation’s mainland, which additionally consists of two principal islands.

The Marburg virus is transmitted to people by fruit bats and is unfold in people by direct contact with the physique fluids of contaminated individuals, or with surfaces and supplies.