Marburg virus(redirected from Marburg haemorrhagic fever)
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Marburg virus:see Marburg virus diseaseMarburg virus disease,
formerly known as Marburg virus hemorrhagic fever,
disease caused by infection with a Marburg virus, a filovirus that belongs to a family (Filoviridae) of RNA viruses that also includes Ebola virus.
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, any of a group of viral diseases characterized by sudden onset, muscle and joint pain, fever, bleeding, and shock from loss of blood. Bleeding occurs in the form of leakage from capillaries in the internal organs and the skin and mucous membranes.
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Marburg virus[′mär‚bu̇rg ‚vī·rəs]
A large virus transmitted to humans by the grivet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops).
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