- a viral disease producing a severe and often fatal illness with fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal bleeding, transmitted to humans through contact with infected green monkeys.
Origin of Marburg disease
after Marburg, where laboratory workers caught the disease from infected monkeys in 1967; and Ebola, river and region in the N Democratic Republic of the Congo, where an outbreak occurred in 1976
Also called green monkey disease, Mar·burg-Eb·o·la disease [mahr-burg-eb-uh-luh] /ˈmɑr bɜrgˈɛb ə lə/.
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- a severe, sometimes fatal, viral disease of the green monkey, which may be transmitted to humans. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, and internal bleedingAlso called: green monkey disease
Word Origin for Marburg disease
C20 after Marburg, in which the first human cases were recorded
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