Ghana Marburg outbreak, following latest negative PCR test result for sole surviving patient with WHO recommendation

Ghana has therefore successfully interrupted the first outbreak of Marburg virus disease

hereby declares that the outbreak is over." A total of 198 people were tested for the virus when it first appeared in Ghana.

This is the second time that Marburg has appeared in West Africa.

The first outbreak was in Guinea in September last year.

Ghana has declared that the recent Marburg virus outbreak is over after 42 days without anyone testing positive.

Authorities first alerted the public to the outbreak of the highly infectious disease

which is related to Ebola, in July after two deaths were reported.

Despite having no previous experience with the disease, Ghana`s response has been swift and robust