Possible Marburg virus infection in Valencia, a 34-year-old male

Madrid, February 25 (Reuters) – Spain for her The discovery of the first suspected case of Marburg diseaseHealth authorities in the Spanish region of Valencia said today, Saturday, that the deadly infectious disease has isolated more than 200 people in Equatorial Guinea.

A 34-year-old man, who had recently moved to Equatorial Guinea, was transferred from a private hospital to the hospital’s isolation ward. not in The regional health authorities in Valencia said while conducting the tests.

88% are fatal

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Marburg virus can cause a fatality rate of 88%. No vaccines or antiviral treatments have been approved to treat the virus.

Equatorial Guinea quarantined more than 200 people on February 13 and restricted movement in Qui Ntem province, where the hemorrhagic fever was first diagnosed.

According to the World Health Organization, the small central African country has so far reported nine deaths and 16 suspected cases of the disease, with symptoms including fever, fatigue, bloody vomiting and diarrhoea.

The World Health Organization said it is expanding epidemiological surveillance in Equatorial Guinea.


District Public Health Deputy Robert Maturin Bidjan said on February 14 that Cameroonian authorities detected two suspected cases of Marburg disease in Olamzi, a commune on the border with Equatorial Guinea, on February 13.

Cameroon has restricted traffic along the border to prevent pollution.

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