Diseases

Name

Marburg hemorrhagic fever

Names alternate

Marburg HF

Parents
(1) Hemorrhagic illness
Agents
(1) Marburg virus (Marburg marburgvirus ) > Filoviridae > Virus
Populations
(1) Human (Homo sapiens sapiens) > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
(2) Non-human primate > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Air-borne
(2) Casual contact
Properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Notifiable diseases (USA)
(3) Select agents or toxins
(4) Zoonotic
Documents
(1) CDC: Marburg hemorrhagic fever (Marburg HF) (2014)
Notes

The reservoir host of Marburg virus is the African fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus. Fruit bats infected with Marburg virus do not to show obvious signs of illness. Mechanical transmission of the Marburg virus could be facilitated by blood sucking arthropods.

Created

2015-07-27 14:51:40+00:00

Modified

2016-01-27 22:29:39.353471+00:00