green monkey disease


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green monkey disease

n
(Pathology) another name for Marburg disease

Mar′burg disease`


n.
a viral disease producing a severe and often fatal illness with fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal bleeding, transmitted to humans through contact with infected green monkeys.Also called green monkey disease, Mar′burg-Eb′o•la disease` (ˈɛb ə lə)
[after Marburg, where laboratory workers caught the disease from infected monkeys in 1967; and Ebola, river and region in the N Democratic Republic of the Congo, where an outbreak occurred in 1976]
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Noun1.green monkey disease - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virusgreen monkey disease - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus; when transmitted to humans it causes serious or fatal illness
haemorrhagic fever, hemorrhagic fever, VHF, viral haemorrhagic fever, viral hemorrhagic fever - a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage
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But I hear his cousin has contracted a nasty case of green monkey disease in Africa.
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