Concern over Ghana’s first outbreak of deadly Ebola-like Marburg virus

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The Marburg virus was first detected in the city of Marburg, Germany in 1967.

Ghana has confirmed its first two cases of the deadly Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease from the same virus family that causes Ebola.

Both patients recently died at a hospital in the southern Ashanti region, authorities there said.

His samples tested positive earlier this month and have now been verified by a lab in Senegal.

Health officials in the West African nation they say 98 people are now in quarantine as suspected contact cases.

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