2. What are the symptoms of infection?
The Marburg virus can cause haemorrhagic fever in infected persons, which is fatal in 24 to 88 percent of cases depending on virus strain and case management (WHO). As the World Health Organization (WHO) states on its website (www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/marburg-virus-disease), after an incubation period of two to 21 days, symptoms such as high fever, strong headache and myalgia may appear. Vomiting, chest pain, sore throat, abdominal pain and severe watery diarrhoea may also occur. Symptoms become increasingly severe and may include massive bleeding and multi-organ failure.