Marburg virus

Mar·burg virus

noun \ˈmär-bərg-\

Definition of MARBURG VIRUS

:  a filovirus (species Lake Victoria marburgvirus of the genus Marburgvirus) that causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever and was originally transmitted to humans from green monkeys


Marburg, Germany
First Known Use: 1968

Marburg virus

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MARBURG VIRUS

: an African single-stranded RNA virus of the family Filoviridae (species Marburg virus) that causes Marburg fever


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