Viral isolation from a common species of fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) in Gabon has shown bats to be a primary reservoir host for the Marburg virus
disease is a rare disease with a high mortality rate for which there is no specific treatment.
Possible sexual transmission was reported in 1968 for Marburg virus
, a related filovirus, but has not been clearly documented for Ebola.
provided the team with antibodies targeted to TIM-1 and the team found that one of these antibodies, ARD5, very effectively blocks Ebola and Marburg virus
entry into cells.
Earlier research showed that monkeys exposed to Marburg virus
and vaccinated within 30 minutes survived (SN: 5/6/06, p.
Caption: Negative contrast electron microscopy of Marburg virus
, from original monkey kidney cell culture propagation done at CDC in 1967, magnification =40,000x.
The 12 diseases identified as a priority by the UK Vaccine Network are chikungunya, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, ebola, hantavirus, lassa fever, Marburg virus
, Middle East respiratory syndrome, nipah, plague, Q fever, Rift Valley fever, and zika.
Molecule drug company BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS:BCRX) disclosed on Thursday that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has exercised two additional options to accelerate the development of BCX4430 as a treatment for hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus
For the first time, a novel antiviral treatment has saved the lives of primates when given in the late stage of infection with the Marburg virus
, a lethal filovirus closely related to the Ebola virus.
Kampala, Dhu-AlHijjah 3, 1433, Oct 19, 2012, SPA -- At least three people died of a Marburg virus
outbreak in a south-western village of Uganda, the country's health officials said Friday, only two weeks after they declared the country Ebola-free, according to dpa.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases team next turned its attention to Marburg virus
A single injection of an experimental vaccine prevents infection by the lethal Marburg virus
in monkeys, a study finds.