It may be difficult to clinically distinguish the condition from viral diseases, including typhoid fever, meningitis, malaria, shigellosis, and other viral hemorrhagic fevers. The following tests are used to diagnose Marburg hemorrhagic fever:
- Electron Microscopy
- Antigen-Capture Detection
- Serum Neutralization
- Rt-Pcr Or Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
- Antibody-Capture-Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
The individual samples pose a significant biohazard risk. Hence, lab tests on non-inactivated specimens must be done under the strictest biological countermeasures. The triple-packing approach should be adopted when shipping biological samples locally or internationally.
The Marburg hemorrhagic fever infection does not have a particular therapy. Adopting comprehensive hospital care is crucial, which helps maintain the patient’s fluid and electrolyte balance, control heart rate and oxygen levels, replace lost plasma and clotting components, and manage any complicating infections.
The effectiveness of treatments that have never been tried on humans has been demonstrated in non-human living forms.