Marburg disease

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Marburg disease

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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]

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.Marburg disease - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virusMarburg 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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1] A small number of nosocomial outbreaks have occurred in SA: Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Johannesburg in 1975, CCHF near Cape Town in 1984, EVD in Johannesburg in 1996, and the Lujo virus, a newly identified arenavirus, in Johannesburg in 2008 [7-10] (these are dealt with in detail in the 'Clinical Alert' article in this issue of SAMJ [11]).
Priority will be given to viral haemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola, Marburg virus disease and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.
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.