Three people have died in Ghana from the Marburg virus

Marburg virus is a highly infectious disease in the same family as Ebola for which no treatment is available for now.

The Marburg virus cases have been detected only in Ghana's Ashanti region, South Africa which is a well-known part of the country.

The World Health Organisation(WHO) says the cases were discovered in Ghana and are connected to the family of first case.

The virus is transmitted through fruit bats and then it can spread to humans via the body fluid

In its early stages after an incubation period between 2 to 21 days patient can present with headache, fever and chills.

The virus can then cause weight loss, organ failure, jaundice and pancreas inflammation. These symptoms are similar to Ebola.

"There are no approved vaccines available for Marburg virus diseases"