Marburg hemorrhagic fever

noun

Mar·​burg hemorrhagic fever
ˈmär-bərg-
variants or Marburg virus disease also Marburg fever or Marburg disease
: 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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“Marburg hemorrhagic fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Marburg%20hemorrhagic%20fever. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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