Cases of Ebola's cousin are rising - what do we know about the Marburg virus?

In July 2022, Ghana confirmed its first two cases of the deadly Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola.

Marburg virus

It's been around for 55 years, but what do we know about it?

What is the Marburg virus, and where did it come from?

Marburg virus causes the Marburg virus disease, formerly known as Marburg haemorrhagic fever.

The virus, which belongs to the