Marburg Virus Update: The world had not yet fully emerged from the outbreak of Coronavirus that, now the knock of a new virus has made people sleepy. The whole world saw the havoc of Corona virus. Due to Corona, many countries had to face lockdown for months and crores of people lost their lives. Most of the countries of the world also suffered financial loss due to corona infection. After a long time, once again people’s life was recovering from Corona and getting back on track, now the sound of a new virus Marburg has blown people’s senses.
According to Sky News, 2 people died in Ghana last month due to Marburg virus. Both these people were found infected with Marburg virus. The administration has carefully isolated the people who came in contact with both. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also issued an alert regarding this. The WHO said that if immediate precautions are not taken regarding the Marburg virus, then the situation may become uncontrollable due to the spread of this virus.
What is Marburg virus?
Marburg virus is a disease caused by bats like the corona. According to experts, after crossover of the virus from an infected animal to humans, it can be transmitted from one person to another. According to experts, there is a risk of Marburg virus disease (MVD) due to Marburg virus and its mortality can be more than 88 percent. Let us tell you that this virus is also a member of the Ebola family. It is being told that Marburg spreads infection faster than Ebalo. In 1967, the first outbreak of this virus was seen in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany.
Symptoms of Marburg virus disease
According to experts, it takes 2-21 days for symptoms to appear in a person suffering from Marburg virus. Symptoms such as fever, chills, headache and myalgia may appear in the infected patient. If it is not treated on time, it can prove to be fatal.
How is Marburg virus spread?
According to experts, the infection can spread to other people by coming in contact with blood, body fluids such as urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, etc. of a person infected with this virus. Not only this, the use of clothes and bedding of the infected person also keeps the risk of spreading the infection.
Prevention and treatment of Marburg virus disease
According to experts, as a treatment for a patient infected with Marburg virus, he is advised to control liquid diet and electrolytes, keep oxygen and blood pressure conditions under control and not allow anemia. Apart from this, direct contact with the infected person should be avoided. If you are living in the affected area then it is necessary to wear gloves and mask in your hands. At the same time, the infected person should be kept in quarantine and during this time a proper distance should be maintained from anything used by him.
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