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CORRECTED: First case of deadly Marburg disease confirmed in WAfrica: WHO

Published on 09/08/2021

Officials in Guinea have confirmed a case of the Marburg virus disease, the first appearance of the deadly illness in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

“The potential for the Marburg virus to spread far and wide means we need to stop it in its tracks,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.