WHO says Marburg virus related to Ebola has been found in West Africa for the first time

The World Health Organization said on Monday that Guinea had confirmed a case of Marburg disease, the first deadly virus related to Ebola recorded in West Africa. Like Covid19, it was transmitted from animal reservoirs to humans. According to the WHO, the virus is carried by bats and has a mortality rate of 88%. It was discovered in a patient who died on August 2 in the southern Gekedu county.