* * *a virus disease of vervet (green) monkeys transmitted to humans by contact (usually in laboratories) with blood or tissues from an infected animal. It was first described in Marburg, Germany. Symptoms include fever, malaise, severe headache, vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding from mucous membranes in the mouth and elsewhere. Treatment with antiserum and measures to reduce the bleeding are sometimes effective.
* * *Marburg virus disease a rare, acute, often fatal type of hemorrhagic fever caused by the Marburg virus; besides fever and hemorrhagic manifestations, it is also characterized by pancreatitis and hepatitis. It occurs most often in central and southern Africa, but attracted attention when laboratory workers in Germany fell ill after handling infected African green monkeys.
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