Ghana confirms its first outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus.

Ghana has confirmed the first two cases of the highly contagious Marburg virus.

The announcement comes following the deaths of two patients from Ghana's southern Ashanti area.

The patients have shown signs like fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, WHO said.

Marburg is an extremely contagious viral hemorrhagic disease that falls within the same family as more well-known Ebola virus.

Marburg can have a mortality rate that can reach 88%, as per WHO.

"Illness begins abruptly, with high fever, severe headache, and malaise," it said.

The virus is passed on to humans through fruit bats. It can be transmitted from human to human by contact.

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