Marburg virus was first detected in 1967 in a German town that has the same name.

The laboratory work was reported to be associated with African green monkeys.

Another virus has sparked fresh concerns in many parts of the world after Ghana in West Africa reported its first Marburg outbreak.

Two unrelated deaths were reported in the county - due to the virus, which is said to be highly infectious

Health authorities have responded swiftly, getting a head start preparing for a possible outbreak.

This is good because without immediate and decisive action, Marburg can easily get out of hand.

WHO is on the ground supporting health authorities and now that the outbreak is declared,

Marburg virus, which causes the rare disease, is a genetically unique zoonotic (or animal-borne) virus.