They activate the well being protocol for a potential case of Marburg fever in Santander

The Ministry of Health of Cantabria has activated the protocol for hemorrhagic fever within the occasion of a potential case of the Marburg virus illness -similar to Ebola- in a affected person admitted to the Valdecilla hospital in Santander and who had not too long ago returned from Equatorial Guinea.

According to EFE sources of Health, this Wednesday a middle-aged girl was handled within the emergency room of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital with fever, vomiting and complications, signs appropriate with this illness, for which the protocols had been activated and the put her in isolation.

The samples have been despatched to the laboratory of the National Center for Microbiology in Majadahonda (Madrid), which should decide if it’s the Marburg virus.

Nine days in the past Equatorial Guinea ended an outbreak of the illness brought on by this virus.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between February 13 and May 1, there have been 17 laboratory-confirmed instances and 23 possible instances, the final one reported on April 20.

Like Ebola, the Marburg virus causes sudden bleeding and might trigger demise in a number of days, with an incubation interval of two to 21 days and a mortality fee of as much as 88 p.c.

Fruit bats are the pure hosts of this virus, which when transmitted to people might be transmitted by way of direct contact with fluids corresponding to blood, saliva, vomit or urine.

The illness, for which there is no such thing as a vaccine or particular therapy, was detected in 1967 within the German metropolis of Marburg -the origin of its name- by laboratory technicians who had been contaminated whereas investigating monkeys introduced from Uganda.