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The cross-border fatality conjures up bad memories of another hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, which freely crossed borders in the horrific 2014 West African outbreak.
Marburg virus disease, which causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever, ranks among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans, according to the World Health Organization.
On average, the mortality rate is about 50% for this hemorrhagic fever, which was first detected in 1967 during simultaneous outbreaks in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and in Belgrade, Serbia.
But those who become infected with a second serotype later are at risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS), which can cause massive fluid loss, organ failure, and death.
The hemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal in half or more cases, spread from West Africa to a handful of cases in Europe and the U.S., including among health care workers.
All three viruses cause highly dangerous hemorrhagic fever diseases.
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