Marburg Virus Disease

Marburg virus (MARV), a highly pathogenic RNA virus that belongs to the Filoviridae family, is the cause of Marburg virus disease (MVD), a rare but severe hemorrhagic fever with a high case-fatality rate making it one of the most deadly pathogens. First discovered in an outbreak in 1967, the source of Marburg virus disease was traced back to the importation of African green monkeys from Uganda. It was previously known as green monkey disease. 

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