Marburg hemorrhagic fever

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Related to Marburg hemorrhagic fever: viral hemorrhagic fever, African hemorrhagic fever
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Noun1.Marburg hemorrhagic fever - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virusMarburg hemorrhagic fever - 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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Sep 25, 2013: Tekmira Presents New Anti-Viral Efficacy Data Against the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
Outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever among miners in Kamwenge and Ibanda Districts, Uganda, 2007.
In June, NIH officials said an experimental vaccine to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever is showing promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposure to the virus that causes the disease.
In July 2008 in the Netherlands, an imported case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) (7) was diagnosed in a person after possible exposure in a bat cave in Uganda.
To the Editor: A serosurvey was conducted in Durba, a mining village near Watsa, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the epicenter of Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) outbreaks in 1994 and 1998-2000 (1-3).
Considering coincidence of generic distributions with only Marburg hemorrhagic fever occurrences (Table 2), an initial list included 63 genera; 22 of these were omitted because their species had a large body size or were primates (Perodicticus, Galago, Gorilla, Leptailurus, Atilax, Dologale, Mungos, Crocuta, Lutra, Civettictis, Ceratotherium, Owcteropus, Pommochoerus, Litocranius, Taurotragus, Tragelaphus, Cephalophus, Sylvicapra, Oryx, Kobus, Redunca, Manis).
Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe fever which affects both humans and non-human primates.
23, 2005, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Angola had reported a total of 374 cases of Marburg hemorrhagic fever with 329 fatalities.