The recent death of a child brings the total death toll in Ghana from the highly infectious Marburg virus to three, the World Health Organization said (OMS).
The deceased child, whose gender and age have not been disclosed, was one of two new cases reported last week by the WHO. ” Last week I mentioned the two additional cases. One is patient zero’s wife and the other is patient zero’s child. The child is sadly deceased, but the woman is still alive and her condition is improving“said Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of emergency response, during a UN press briefing in Geneva.
Ghana’s health ministry has reported only three confirmed cases and further testing has yet to be done on a fourth suspected case, WHO said. The first two cases, in the Ashanti region of southern Ghana, both had symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, nausea and vomiting, before dying in hospital, the World Health Agency had detailed. ‘UN.