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Marburg hemorrhagic fever

noun Mar·burg hemorrhagic fever \ˈmär-bərg-\
variants: or

Marburg virus disease

also

Marburg fever

or

Marburg disease

Medical Definition of Marburg hemorrhagic fever

  1. :  an often fatal hemorrhagic fever that is caused by the Marburg virus, is an acute febrile illness often progressing to severe hemorrhaging, is spread especially by contact with the body fluids (as blood or saliva) of infected individuals, and was originally reported in humans infected by green monkeys—called also green monkey disease


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