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Marburg virus

noun Mar·burg virus \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

Origin of MARBURG VIRUS

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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