Nine dead in Equatorial Guinea following Marburg virus outbreak
19 February 2023 | 7:48 am
Equatorial Guinea has confirmed its first outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious and deadly disease similar to Ebola, following the deaths of at least nine people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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