The Marburg Virus

An untreatable hemorrhagic fever has hit Ghana; what is it, where did it come from, and are you at risk?

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In June of 2022, two people in Ghana began suffering from a strange fever. Headaches followed, then vomiting and diarrhea. By the third day, they appeared “ghost like,” and toward the end of their interrupted lives, blood began seeping from their noses and…

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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her