40 people are quarantine while person is dead due to the Marbury virus – GMA to the public
40 persons are quarantined in the Savannah area due to the Marburg virus; one more death is announced.
One of the two people who died from the virus in June was related to the patient who died unexpectedly on Thursday.
Days after reporting to the hospital with contagious disease, the patients died unexpectedly.
Sadly, one close contact who died on July 21 reported symptoms after the maximum 21-day incubation period. Since these are really near relatives, we have collected samples and are analyzing them. Due to their close touch, their initial test was positive, and since we have found an additional 40 contacts where the incident occurred, we are still keeping an eye on them.
The general population has been urged by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
By: Ellen Nimo