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Equatorial Guinea Records New Cases of Marburg Virus

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The World Health Organization, WHO, has revealed that new eight new confirmed cases of the Marburg disease have been reported in Equatorial Guinea.

A statement issued by WHO Africa Director, Matshidiso Moeti, said the confirmation of these new cases is a critical signal to scale up response efforts to stop the chain of transmission.

This brings the total of laboratory-confirmed cases to nine and probable cases to 20 since the outbreak of the disease, and twenty deaths have been reported.

Marburg virus is a viral haemorrhagic fever that can have a death rate of up to 88 percent.

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