Marburg disease


noun Pathology.

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.

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Also called green monkey disease, Mar·burg-Eb·o·la disease [mahr-burg-eb-uh-luh]. /ˈmɑr bɜrgˈɛb ə lə/.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for Marburg disease

Marburg disease

noun

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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