According to health officials, Ghana recorded two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease (MVD) on Thursday.
The Ghana Health Service said in a statement that the two people were diagnosed with acute hemorrhagic fever at different locations in the Ashanti region.
“Blood samples from them were sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.” “Preliminary findings indicate that the infection is caused by MVD,” according to the organization.
The blood samples were sent to the Institute Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, for further confirmation, according to the statement, with the World Health Organization’s assistance.
“In addition, 34 contacts of the two cases have been identified and are being quarantined and monitored,” the statement said.
Health officials also stated that no new cases have been reported since the first two cases were identified.
The Marburg virus causes MVD, a rare but severe hemorrhagic fever that can be fatal.
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