Marburg-virus meaning

märbûrg
A filovirus causing an acute, often fatal hemorrhagic disease that was originally transmitted to humans from vervets.
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A filovirus causing an acute, often fatal form of hemorrhagic fever that was originally identified in people who had contact with vervet monkeys in a laboratory.
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Origin of marburg-virus

  • After Marburg where its appearance in humans was first identified

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition