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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