Marburg virus

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Marburg disease (green monkey disease) (mar-berg) n. a virus disease of vervet (green) monkeys transmitted to humans by contact with blood or tissues from an infected animal. Symptoms include fever, malaise, severe headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, and bleeding from mucous membranes. Treatment with antiserum and measures to reduce the bleeding are sometimes effective.