Marburg virus

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Mar·​burg virus | \ ˈmär-bərg- How to pronounce Marburg virus (audio) \

Definition of Marburg virus

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

First Known Use of Marburg virus

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Marburg virus

Marburg, Germany

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“Marburg virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marburg%20virus. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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Marburg virus

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Medical Definition of Marburg virus

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

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