Officials in Equatorial Guinea say 13 cases of Marburg disease, a viral haemorrhagic fever, have been registered in the country.
Equatorial Guinea confirms 13 Marburg cases in outbreak
Equatorial Guinea has confirmed 13 cases of Marburg disease since the beginning of the epidemic, its health officials say after the head of the World Health Organisation urged the country’s government to report new cases officially.
Marburg virus disease is a viral haemorrhagic fever that can have a fatality rate of up to 88 per cent, according to the WHO.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue and blood-stained vomit and diarrhoea.
There are no vaccines or antiviral treatments approved to treat it.