green monkey disease


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green monkey disease

n
(Pathology) another name for Marburg disease

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.green monkey disease - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virusgreen monkey 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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But I hear his cousin has contracted a nasty case of green monkey disease in Africa...
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The more ill-informed members of the female sex utterly fail to appreciate the seriousness of 'man flu', an horrific affliction right up there with bilharzia, and green monkey disease. Strong men weep when struck down and it was little less than heroic of Frankie, faced with the choice of an afternoon at home with five screaming kids and six paracetemol or riding the Derby winner for a chunky percentage of pounds 300,000, that he rose from his bed of pain and made it to York.