All About Deadly Marburg Virus!

Equatorial Guinea confirms first-ever Marburg virus disease.

Marburg virus disease (MVD), formerly known as Marburg haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

The virus causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever in humans.

The average MVD case fatality rate is around 50%.

Early supportive care with rehydration, and symptomatic treatment improves survival.

There is no licensed treatment against the virus.

The Marburg virus is transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads among humans through human-to-human transmission.