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Ranjit Sah1,2,3 , Abdullah Reda4, Basant Ismail Lashin5, Abdelaziz Abdelaal2,6, Aroop Mohanty7, Abdelmonem Siddiq8 and Bijaya Kumar Padhi9
1Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
3Dr. D.Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
4Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
5Faculty of Medicine, Banha University, Banha, Egypt.
6Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.
7All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur, India.
8Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Egypt.
9Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India.
Article Number: 8252 | © The Author(s). 2022
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022;16(suppl 1):3179-3184. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.16.SPL1.10
Received: 19 November 2022 | Accepted: 17 December 2022 | Published online: 29 December 2022
Issue online: 30 December 2022
Abstract

Ghana, a country in the African continent experienced its first ever outbreak of Marburg Virus disease on July 2022. Prior to this, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola were the two most severely affected countries to be affected by the same disease. Marburg Virus disease is a lethal and serious disease with an average mortality of 50% and has been seen to go as high as 90% in some cases. But despite the propensity to cause fast epidemics, the Ghana government acted swiftly and controlled its spread saving many lives. Simultaneously the country was also facing the Monkeypox outbreak and was doing its best to control the outbreak. This brief article is about the containment measures taken by the country to effectively prevent both the diseases to spread.

Keywords

Marburg Virus, Monkeypox Virus, Containment, Ghana

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