Definition of Marburg virus

1. Noun. A filovirus that causes Marburg disease; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon.

Group relationships: Filoviridae
Generic synonyms: Filovirus

Medical Definition of Marburg virus

1. An RNA virus infection (filovirus) typically of rhesus, vervet, and squirrel monkeys. It is transmissible to man, where it causes Marburg disease, a severe haemorrhagic fever. It was first described arising among laboratory workers in Marburg, Germany, following exposure to African green monkeys. Some human person-to-person spread has been seen. (12 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marburg Virus

Maranta arundinaceae
Marasmius oreades
Marattia salicina
Marburg disease
Marburg hemorrhagic fever
Marburg virus
Marc Blitzstein
Marc Chagall
Marcacci's muscle
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Lajos Breuer
Marcel Marceau
Marcel Proust
Marcello Malpighi

Literary usage of Marburg virus

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1. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"Ustinov had been doing basic military research on the marburg virus, studying its potential as a ... The marburg virus had potential for weaponization, too. ..."

2. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"In GA Martini and R. Siegert (ed)., marburg virus disease. Springer-Verlag, New York. Huddleson, IF, and M. Munger. 1940. ..."

3. National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism edited by Joseph E. McDade (1999)
"... a number of others, such as marburg virus. Of overwhelming importance has been the capability to undertake a strategic attack using plague or smallpox. ..."

4. Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"... herpesvirus type 1) marburg virus Menangle virus Monkeypox virus Newcastle disease virus (velogenic) Nipah virus Peste des petits ruminants virus Rift ..."

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