Marburg, also known as Marburg haemorrhagic fever



What to look for...

The shape of a shepherd's crook or in the shape of a "U" or a "6", and they may be coiled.
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How it is spread

Ebola virus and Marburg virus live in animal hosts, and humans can contract the viruses from infected animals. After the initial transmission, the viruses can spread from person to person through contact with body fluids or contaminated needles.

Stay away from....

  1. Areas where Ebola virus or Marburg virus outbreaks have occurred.

  2. Conducting animal research with monkeys imported from Africa or the Philippines.

  3. Family members that are infected

  4. Infected protective gear, such as surgical masks and gloves.

  5. Dead, infected bodies.

Where does it come from?

This virus mainly comes from Africa through many animals especially monkeys and bats.
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What can it do to humans?

Can cause hemorrhagic fevers, illnesses marked by severe bleeding, organ failure and, in many cases, death.

Is it considered to be dangerous?

It is definitely considered armed and dangerous. Even if the person is dead, you can still get the disease. Spread quickly and results in death most of the time. I would rate this a 10 on a scale with 1 being the least dangerous and 10 being the most dangerous.

Is it found in the US?

Not found in the US, but US citizens can be contaminated when gone to infected places.

Is there a cure?

There is NO cure.

Lytic or lysogenic infection?