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(Pathology) a severe, sometimes fatal, viral disease of the green monkey, which may be transmitted to humans. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, and internal bleeding. Also called: green monkey disease
[C20 after Marburg, in which the first human cases were recorded]
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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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|Noun||1.||Marburg disease - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus; when transmitted to humans it causes serious or fatal illness|
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