No additional circumstances had been confirmed by well being employees monitoring the 170 high-risk contacts of the primary affected person, who was identified after succumbing to the extremely infectious hemorrhagic fever.
The outbreak got here simply two months after the nation was declared freed from Ebola following a short flare-up earlier this yr that killed 12 folks.
“At present we are able to level to the rising experience in outbreak response in Guinea and the area that has saved lives, contained and averted a spillover of the Marburg virus,” stated Matshidiso Moeti, the World Well being Group’s (WHO) regional director for Africa.
“With out quick and decisive motion, extremely infectious ailments like Marburg can simply get out of hand,” she stated in an announcement.
There have been 12 main Marburg outbreaks since 1967, principally in southern and jap Africa. Fatality charges have various from 24% to 88% in previous outbreaks relying on the virus pressure and case administration, in keeping with the WHO.
Transmission happens by means of contact with contaminated physique fluids and tissue. Signs embody headache, vomiting blood, muscle pains and bleeding by means of varied orifices.