What are the symptoms of Marburg virus?
The reappearance in Africa of the Marburg virusa deadly infectious disease, has triggered the alarm at the World Health Organization (WHO), which had to hold an emergency meeting, and countries such as Spain. The virus, untreated and unvaccinated, has already been detected in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
Experts have accelerated the search for a vaccine. There are currently around 30 applicants, but none have been selected so far.
Most people infected with Marburg virus are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Here are the main symptoms:
Gastrointestinal and respiratory problems.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Renal insufficiency or failure
Experts associate Marburg with the Ebola virus family and diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
Disease was first identified in 1967 in the German city of Marburg by specialists who were infected by examining monkeys brought from Uganda.