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Marburg Virus Detected in Ghana for First Time
Preliminary testing indicates that the two people died from the Ebola-like virus, the World Health Organization says.
Marburg Virus Detected in Ghana for First Time
Marburg Virus Detected in Ghana for First Time

Preliminary testing indicates that the two people died from the Ebola-like virus, the World Health Organization says.

Preliminary testing indicates that the two people died from the Ebola-like virus, the World Health Organization says.

Marburg
part of West Africa as shown on a desk globe
Marburg Virus Disease Detected in West Africa for First Time
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2021
The finding of the Ebola-like disease, which killed a man in Guinea, has prompted public health measures.
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2019
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
Ebola Edits Its Messages
Molly Sharlach | Nov 5, 2014
Deep sequencing of viral mRNAs reveals that Ebola and Marburg viruses produce multiple versions of some transcripts.
Marburg Drug Shows Promise
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014
Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.