Matshidiso Moeti, the Regional Director of the World Health Organization for Africa, visits the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2018.
(CNN) Ghana has confirmed its initial two cases of the particularly contagious Marburg infection disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a clarification on Sunday.
The announcement was made after two undiagnosed patients from Ghana’s southern Ashanti region, both of whom later passed away, tested positive for the infection.
The WHO expressed more than 90 contacts were being watched for patients who showed side effects including run, fever, restlessness and heaviness.
According to the WHO, Marburg is an exceptionally contagious viral hemorrhagic fever in the same family as the better known Ebola infection disease and has a mortality ratio of up to 88%. “The disease begins unexpectedly, with high fever, severe migraines and restlessness,” it could all be an infection.
The WHO understood that the infection is transmitted from natural product bats to people and later from human-to-human through direct contact with organic fluids or surfaces of tainted individuals and through people contaminated with these fluids.
The worldwide welfare body said control measures were being put in place and more assets would be sent in light of the flare-up in Ghana. The WHO additionally cautioned that “without quick and definite activity, Marburg could undoubtedly go insane.”
There are no supported antibodies or antiviral drugs for Marburg infection. WHO said that regardless of care, including oral or intravenous rehydration and treatment of obvious side effects, the patient’s chances of stamina could be improved.
The Ghana Health Service encourages the Ghanaian public to stay away from mines and caves infested with bats and to thoroughly cook all meat items before eating, to help reduce the yoke of spreading the infection.
The health administration said the biological product bats are regular hosts of Marburg infections. Ghana’s case is the second in West Africa after the infection in Guinea last year. The Guinea episode patient also passed on the infection.
In isolated parts of Africa, there have been previous flare-ups in Uganda, Kenya, Angola, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Angola episode in 2005 was the deadliest in which more than 200 people kicked buckets. As indicated by the WHO, countries with high stakes of a resurgence of infections are “more cautious.”