Two people have died in Ghana from the Marburg virus.

A highly infectious disease in the same family as Ebola for which no treatment yet exists.

It is the first declared outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in the country.

The second in west Africa after Guinea confirmed a case last year.

The source for the infection in Ghana is not yet known.

The virus is transmitted to people by fruit bats and can then spread from human to human via body fluids.

Outbreaks since then have mostly been detected in eastern and southern Africa.

The average fatality rate for MVD is 50%.