The outbreak of an unknown virus has paralysed a small town in the African nation of Burundi. According to media reports, three people have so far died after a mystery virus caused nosebleeds in some people in the town's Baziro area.
The unknown bug has caused symptoms including a fever, headaches, dizziness and vomiting, with public health authorities in the country trying to contain it. The health officials of the country have said they have already ruled out Ebola and Marburg.
Meanwhile, the health authorities have quarantined the Baziro area after two people were brought for treatment at a healthcare centre, local media reports said.
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The disease 'kills quickly', as the three patients experienced nose-bleeding less than 24 hours before arriving at the hospital, a nurse from the Migwa health centre was quoted by the Mirror as saying.
The Burundian Ministry of Health said the virus appears to be a contagious haemorrhagic bug.
Earlier this month, neighbouring Tanzania had announced a Marburg outbreak, following which the World Health Organization had declared a 'very high risk' to nearby countries.
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