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Medical Term:

Marburg virus


an RNA-containing virus, genus Filovirus in the family Filoviridae, first recognized at Marburg University (Germany), where it was the cause of a highly fatal hemorrhagic fever among laboratory workers and handlers of green monkeys.

Synonym(s): green monkey virus

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