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Marburg disease

noun

, Pathology.
  1. 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.


Marburg disease

noun

  1. a severe, sometimes fatal, viral disease of the green monkey, which may be transmitted to humans. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, and internal bleeding Also calledgreen monkey disease


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Marburg disease1

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
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Marburg disease1

C20 after Marburg , in which the first human cases were recorded

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