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Marburg haemorrhagic fever

Definition:

Marburg haemorrhagic fever is a rare, but severe and highly fatal disease caused by a zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus. Infection results from contact with blood or other body fluids.

Many infected patients develop severe haemorrhagic manifestations, and fatal cases usually have some form of bleeding, often from multiple sites.

The disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment.

Source: GreenFacts, based on WHO, Marburg haemorrhagic fever 

Related words:

Haemorrhagic fevers

Translation(s):

Español: Fiebre hemorrágica de Marburgo
Français: Fièvre hémorragique de Marburg

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