Marburg disease

Marburg disease
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. Also called green monkey disease, Marburg-Ebola disease /mahr"berrg eb"euh leuh/.
[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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