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Marburg Virus Found Amid Threat Of Monkeypox, No Medicine


Amidst the threat of monkeypox, the Marburg virus has been found, and there is no medicine for it yet. This dangerous virus that surfaced between monkeypox and corona has increased the world’s concern. Recently, there has been an increase in the cases of monkeypox in many countries. However, cases of the Marburg virus have been reported only in some African countries, a matter of relief. Let us tell you that this virus related to hemorrhagic fever is considered to be the most dangerous virus in the world.

The virus death rate is more than 80 per cent.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is currently no drug to fight Marburg, and based on the number of Marburg cases reported so far, the fatality rate from it is more than 80 per cent. Before Ghana, a case of the Marburg virus was reported in Guinea in September 2021. Apart from this, issues of Marburg have also been reported in South Africa, Uganda and Congo.

Symptoms of Dangerous Marburg like Ebola

According to scientists, the Marburg virus is as dangerous as Ebola. They say that due to infection due to this, a person starts having diarrhoea, high fever, headache and vomiting. According to scientists studying this infection, the Marburg virus can spread to humans from other animals, including bats. After this, it can reach other people through sneezing or saliva.


The first case surfaced in this city of Germany, named on this basis

Let us tell you that Marburg was first detected in 1967 in the town of Marburg, Germany. On that basis, it is called Marburg. Some green monkeys brought from Africa spread the virus in the city. In no time, it reached Belgrade and Frankfurt in Germany. Most of the patients suffering from this virus have died since 1988.

Many cases reported in Ghana, advice to stay away from bat caves

Many cases of the Marburg virus have been reported in Ghana, for which people of this country have been advised to stay away from bat caves. They have also been instructed to wash the meat thoroughly before eating it.

Two cases of monkeypox have been reported in Kerala

Significantly, two cases of monkeypox have been reported in India so far. After both these cases surfaced in Kerala, the state government issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Wednesday this week. Under this, information has been given for the symptoms of monkeypox and for collecting samples, isolation and treatment for people infected with it.

Geeta Kumar
Geeta Kumar
Geeta Kumar is Our Digital Media Specialist at Spot News 18. She Manages our Digital Media Account Globally. She loves to be connected on Social Media.

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