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What is Marburg virus?

Marburg virus is a highly infectious and severe viral disease that belongs to the family Filoviridae, which also includes Ebola virus.

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How is the Marburg virus transmitted and spread?

Broken skin or mucous membranes

Blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people

Bedding, clothing or surfaces contaminated with bodily fluids of infected people

Direct contact with an infected, deceased body

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Where did Marburg virus come from?

Marburg virus disease was initially detected in lab workers working with African green monkeys imported from Uganda in 1967.

What are symptoms of Marburg virus disease?

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High fever

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Extreme fatigue

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Severe headaches

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Nausea and vomiting

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Watery diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping

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