Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
The Biden administration said on Tuesday that American officials are in ‘close collaboration’ with health authorities in Ghana following the declaration on Monday of the country’s first outbreak of Marburg virus disease. Marburg is a highly infectious viral haemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola virus disease. It is transmitted to people from fruit bats and spreads among humans through direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, surfaces and materials.
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