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A new terrible virus with a mortality rate of 90%: tourists were banned from visiting three dangerous countries

Another “terrible virus” with a mortality rate of 90%, a “cousin” of Ebola – the Marburg virus, the WHO warned tourists. So far, the outbreak is recorded in three African countries, and some states have already banned from visiting tourists.

The WHO has already drawn attention to the outbreak of the virus, declaring that the disease “has epidemic potential.” Tourists who risk traveling to the three African countries are advised to check themselves for the main symptoms. At the same time, they emphasize that Marburg is an “infectious disease with a 90% mortality rate.” At the same time, the WHO stated that “the risk of international spread cannot be ruled out.”

According to The Sun, three countries have been included in the risk zone. And if a Ukrainian tourist is unlikely to visit Equatorial Guinea, where the largest number of cases have been registered, and Burundi, where deaths from a mysterious disease have also been recorded, then Tanzania, which is also on the list of risky countries, was very popular among our tourists at one time.

Many countries are already closing the “risk zone” for tourists. Thus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged its tourists to avoid contact with sick people and to monitor for symptoms for three weeks after leaving the area. In Vietnam, a mandatory inspection was introduced for all tourists arriving from these countries. And Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Kuwait have generally imposed a ban on visiting these countries.

According to experts, Equatorial Guinea announced an outbreak of the disease caused by the Marburg virus as early as mid-February, when cases of the disease spread to several provinces. At the end of March, 13 confirmed cases and 20 probable cases were detected in the country. At the same time, all “probable” cases are deaths from the disease. In Tanzania, 8 cases were recorded, of which five were fatal. Three deaths have been recorded in Burundi, although the country’s authorities deny that this is a case of this virus.

As the WHO stated, the Marburg virus is transmitted to humans from fruit bats, which resembles the infamous covid and can also be transmitted between humans through direct contact with biological fluids, surfaces and materials. At the initial stage, patients have high fever, chills, headache and myalgia; after a few days, a rash, jaundice, damage to the liver and pancreas, internal bleeding, and multiple organ dysfunction develop, all of which will most likely lead to the patient’s death.

Let’s add that tourism, which remembers well how “innocently” covid started, which caused huge losses to the tourism industry, has already become tense from such statements by the WHO.

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