Health officials in Guinea have confirmed the death of the first person to be infected with Marburg virus, a highly contagious and deadly disease, which is almost identical to the one that causes Ebola.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says an emergency evacuation must be carried out to stop the spread of the disease, which has already killed the infected man.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO rep. in Guinea

The Marburg virus, named after its origin in history, was discovered in 1967 in a small town in western Germany.

It is a virus that causes high fever, and is one of the most dangerous in the world, because it can kill people in a week.

It is the bats that eat the fruit and spread it to humans, where it then spreads to other people, through saliva or blood or any other fluid from the human body.

It is a very deadly disease, which causes fever and even bleeding from the body.

Tests from the first infected person in Guinea, and now in West Africa, who has already died, to be tested in the country’s laboratories, have confirmed the virus by Marburg arrested him and caused his death.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, of the World Health Organization, said the virus could spread almost everywhere.

Efforts are underway to identify those who may have been in contact with the deceased.

The strategy, used in Guinea and other neighboring countries to fight the recent Ebola outbreak, is now being re-introduced to prevent the spread of the new Marburg virus.

It appears just two months after Guinea was declared Ebola-free.

This is the first case of the virus in West Africa. But it has broken out several times in southern and eastern Africa over the past 50 years.