Marburg virus


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Mar·burg virus

 (mär′bûrg′)
n.
A filovirus causing an acute, often fatal form of hemorrhagic fever that was originally identified in people who had contact with vervet monkeys in a laboratory.

[After Marburgwhere its appearance in humans was first identified.]
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Noun1.Marburg virus - a filovirus that causes Marburg diseaseMarburg virus - a filovirus that causes Marburg disease; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon
Filoviridae - a family of threadlike RNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees)
filovirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
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Several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at a traditional burial of the dead woman's brother, who worked as a game hunter and lived near a cave inhabited by Rousettus bats, natural hosts of the Marburg virus.
Infection with Marburg virus and the relevant Ebola virus could generate severe disease in people, with fever and bleeding.
Marburg virus is thought to be more widely distributed than Ebola virus, but despite this there have been only 12 outbreaks between 1967 and 2014, [45] four of which consisted of single cases without further spread.
Researchers analysed screening for six viruses: SARS, Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Marburg virus, Influenza H1N1 (swine flu), and Influenza H7N9 (avian flu), and highlighted what needed to be done to improve it further.
Scientists from the NIAID developed the DNA vaccines that code for Ebola virus proteins from the Zaire and Sudan strains [3] and the Marburg virus protein.
The Filoviridae include the original Ebola virus and Marburg virus that cause similar lethal hemorrhagic fevers in humans and nonhuman primates.
EVD causes a viral haemorrhagic fever similar to that which occurs with Marburg virus disease, Rift Valley fever, Lassa fever, yellow fever and dengue fever.
Marburg virus cases Meanwhile, three Ugandans are being monitored in medical isolation for possibly contracting the Ebola-like Marburg virus, health officials said on Tuesday, after a hospital worker died.
Today, Tekmira's antiviral product line using LNP technology includes therapeutics for another highly infectious and virulent hemorrhagic fever called Marburg virus, which has affected populations in Angola, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the late 1990s.
To aid health workers responding to the epidemic, APHA is sharing the Ebola and Marburg virus chapter of the its Control of Communicable Diseases Manual for free on its website at www.
Ebola, belonging to the family of "filoviruses", ranks alongside Marburg virus as one of the world's deadliest infections.
Wednesday's monkey study involves a strain of Marburg virus that is an even more lethal cousin of Ebola.