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What is Marburg Virus and What Are its Most Prominent Symptoms.. After 50 Years of Disappearance

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

What is Marburg Virus and What Are its Most Prominent Symptoms.. After 50 Years of Disappearance
Marburg virus

The Corona virus has not become the only virus threatening the world during the current period, especially after the emergence of a new virus called the Marburg virus, which killed a person in West Africa, according to data from the World Health Organization, which indicated that it is a highly contagious virus that returned again after the last appearance. him in 1967.


A report issued by the World Health Organization indicated that the new virus spread more than 50 years ago, in eastern and southern Africa, and returned again after the death of a citizen in Guinea after contracting the disease.


The organization warned of the outbreak of the disease in various countries, and recommended the need to take the necessary measures to control it, especially that the death rates as a result of infection with the virus range from 24% to 88%.


The World Health Organization has identified symptoms of infection with Marburg virus, which belongs to the family of filoviruses to which the Ebola virus belongs, and it is a fatal hemorrhagic fever known as VHF.

 


 Symptoms of the virus include:


1. Headache


2. Hematemesis


3. Muscle pain


4. Bleeding


5. High temperature


6. Progressive and rapid asthenia


7. Watery diarrhea


8. Abdominal pain


9. Cramping


10. Nausea


The incubation period for hemorrhagic fever ranges from three to ten days, and the researchers confirmed that the primary infection in the virus outbreak begins upon exposure in mines or caves inhabited by bat colonies, which will be the focus of the formation of many future viruses.


The report stated that many patients develop acute hemorrhagic fever five to seven days after infection, while the early symptoms of the virus are similar to those of malaria or typhoid.


Regarding the possibility of transmission, a person infected with Marburg virus can transmit the infection to another person through direct contact.


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