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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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.
Ebola virus and Marburg virus cause serious disease outbreaks with high case fatality rates.
2) Antibodies to EVD and the closely related Marburg virus have been found in the blood of fruit bats in the Philippines, China and Bangladesh.
Marburg virus victims suffer sudden onsets of fever, vomiting, joint pains, headache and internal bleeding.
provided the team with antibodies targeted to TIM-1 and the team found that one of these antibodies, ARD5, very effectively blocks Ebola and Marburg virus entry into cells.
Earlier research showed that monkeys exposed to Marburg virus and vaccinated within 30 minutes survived (SN: 5/6/06, p.
Angola is currently experiencing the world's largest recorded outbreak of the Marburg virus, with more than 400 cases since January.
For example, there is no drug on the market that can treat the Marburg virus which has killed over 100 people in Angola in the current epidemic.
As per the recent report, two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola virus and the closely related Marburg virus are safe, and created a similar immune response in healthy Ugandan adults as reported in healthy US adults earlier this year.
To the Editor: Marburg virus (MARV) and Ravn virus (RAVV), collectively called marburgviruses, cause Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF) in humans.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases team next turned its attention to Marburg virus.