Marburg virus(redirected from Marburg-like viruses)
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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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|Noun||1.||Marburg 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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