In a follow-up on the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outbreak in Ghana, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Services, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said in a press briefing yesterday (Watch below starting at 3:55):

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A suspected MVD case, the third and a close contact to one of the initial two deceased cases, died on July 21.

The new case developed systems after going through the 21-day isolation period, prompting increasing the time to 42 days.

Kuma-Aboagye also noted 40 contacts of the case had been identified, of which 11 were health workers.

Local testing on the recent suspect case was positive and has not been confirmed by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal.