Marburg virus

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Mar·burg virus

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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The Harvard researchers had also isolated a virus from green monkeys that they called STLV-III.sub.AGM., and both the green monkey virus and HTLV-IV were used in subsequent studies in Africa.
Conversely, Essex suggests, the green monkey virus could have somehow gotten into humans, sparking human AIDS.