a case of Marburg virus disease has been detected in West Africa

Marburg virus disease (MVD), first recognised in 1967, has been reported for the first time in West Africa.

A man who died August 2 in Guéckédou Prefecture, Guinea, has been confirmed to have had Marburg virus disease, the World Health Organization announced yesterday

The case marks the first time the highly virulent, Ebola-like virus has been found infecting a person in West Africa.