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Forty-Five Years of Marburg Virus Research

In 1967, the first reported filovirus hemorrhagic fever outbreak took place in Germany and the former Yugoslavia. The causative agent that was identified during this outbreak, Marburg virus, is one of the most deadly human pathogens. This is a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Marburg Virus Structure in Detail – Virus Velcro

When it comes to nasty pathogens, Marburg virus is among the nastiest. Cousin to Ebola virus, Marburg causes fever, rash, delirium, and severe hemorrhaging, often ending in organ failure and death. It is rare in the wild, but was a … Continue reading

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Discovery of an Ebolavirus-Like Filovirus in Europe

Filoviruses cause lethal hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates. The family Filoviridae includes two genera: Marburgvirus (MARV) and Ebolavirus (EBOVs). MARV was discovered in 1967 in Marburg, Germany during an outbreak in laboratory staff exposed to tissues from monkeys … Continue reading

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How do you make a vaccine against Ebola virus?

Ebola and Marburg virus are filoviruses that cause outbreaks of highly lethal haemorrhagic fever. Mortality rates in these diseases average more than 50%, with the highest recorded rates seen for Ebola Zaire virus (88%) and Marburg Angola virus (90%). Infection … Continue reading

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