Caused by filovirus
What is Marburg Virus?
Marburg Virus is an acute, often fatal form of hemorrhagic fever which affects both human and nonhuman primates. Marburg virus was first recognized in 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). Marburg is an enveloped, single-stranded, unsegmented, negative-sense RNA virus. It has the same structure, can appear shaped like a U, a 6, spiraled like a snail, and can sometimes be branched.
Transmission of Smallpox
Symptoms, Treatments, and Precautions
Symptoms of the Marburg virus includes: fever, vomiting, red eyes, bleeding, headaches, chest pain, and muscle aches. Symptoms can also include diarrhea.
Modes of Infection
There are many ways to come into contact with the virus. If someone was treated with a needle, and a doctor uses that needle that hasn't been cleaned all the way, it can give you the virus. Hospitals are contagious with many sicknesses.
Marburg came from African Monkeys, and people exposed to it, got the virus. The first outbreak was in Germany, and there has been a wide distribution of the virus. It has spread mostly in Africa, and the south part of Asia.