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Health officials in Ghana have announced that the country is facing an outbreak of Marburg virus disease, an infectious disease with a high mortality rate.                                                                                                        According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, received samples from each of the two patients—a 26-year-old man and a 51-year-old man—from the southern Ashanti region of Ghana who were unrelated and had died of a mysterious illness. Both patients had experienced diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting before their deaths and were treated at the same hospital within days of each other.

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